Laurel shoplifting suspect steals security guard's gun, fires shots, flees

Photo: Anne Arundel County Police

(WJLA) - A shoplifting suspect who swiped a gun from a security guard Sunday in Laurel and fired several shots is still on the loose.

Anne Arundel County Police say that the suspect was able to take a gun from a security guard at the Weis supermarket on Corridor Market Place just after 8 p.m. Sunday.

Security guards approached the suspect and attempted to take him into custody when a scuffle broke out; during the altercation, officials say the suspect was able to get his hands on one of the guard's service weapons. He then fired several in the store before feeling.

Authorities believe that the suspect still has the weapon. No one was hit by gunfire or injured.