Security guard shoots and kills attempted robbery suspect at Avondale Truck Stop; 1 seriously injured


A man is dead and another is seriously injured after an attempted robbery at an Avondale truck stop early Sunday morning, police said.

Police responded to a gunshot at the Pilot Travel Center near Interstate 10 and 99th Avenue around 4:30 a.m. on February 6. There, officers found two men with gunshot wounds.

An investigation revealed that a 19-year-old man, identified as Sidney Luckett, allegedly tried to rob two men inside the truck stop when a fight broke out.

“Luckett pulled out a handgun and shot one of the victims multiple times,” Avondale police said.

An armed guard working for Pilot Travel Center intervened to arrest him, and police said Luckett pointed his gun at the guard during the confrontation.

In response, the guard shot Luckett, killing him.

The 19-year-old died of his injuries at the scene and the other victim was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The investigation is still ongoing and police have not said whether any arrests have been made.

A shooting investigation is ongoing at an Avondale truck stop.

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