Shoplifting Suspect Fatally Stabs Va. Mall Store Security Guard

A shoplifting suspect fatally stabbed a security guard in the Burlington Coat Factory store in Woodbridge, Virginia, Saturday before fleeing the scene, according to Prince William County police.

Two loss prevention employees at the Burlington Coat Factory at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle confronted Jamel Carlos Kingsbury, 35, who they observed shoplifting inside the store, police said.

After the guards confronted Kingsbury when he exited the store, a struggle ensued, and Kingsbury stabbed one of the guards and fled on foot, according to police. Prince William County police arrived to the store at Potomac Mills Mall about 2:30 p.m. and searched the area but could not find Kingsbury.

The guard who was stabbed, Larry Donnell Drumgole, 44, was taken to a hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries, police said. The second employee involved in the encounter was not injured.

Kingsbury is described as a a black man who is 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and has black hair and green eyes.

Kingsbury was also involved in a "domestic related call" Saturday morning, police said.

No further information was immediately available.


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Anyone with information on Kingsbury's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

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