Employee shot and killed attempting to stop shoplifter

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CHICAGO – An employee of a store on the city’s South Side was shot and killed after trying to stop a shoplifter Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the 30-year-old victim worked at the Family Dollar near 79th and Ashland Ave. He was shot in the chest when he attempted to stop a shop lifter.

There are a number of security cameras outside the store and on the street.

Authorities have not yet released any video nor any description of the suspect.

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