Overzealous security guard shoots mom dead for shoplifting at Walmart (VIDEO)

When you commit a crime, typically you are arrested and brought to justice in a court of law before a jury made of your peers. Well, that's not exactly what happened at the scene of a Houston, Texas, Walmart where a 27-year-old mother of two was shot dead by an off-duty sheriff's deputy for suspected shoplifting. I don't know about you, but I am APPALLED that he thought this was an appropriate punishment for stealing a couple of things.

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There's no excuse for 27-year-old Shelly Frey, along with friends Tisa Andrews and Yolanda Craig, to be stealing from the Walmart. I mean, that's a crime and it is very wrong. I'm not exactly against them being confronted by Louis Campbell, a 26-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's office who works as a security guard at the store, but it is VERY wrong that he shot at them--especially because there were two kids in the car!

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The situation unfolded like some kind of nightmare. According to The Daily Mail, the security officer describes receiving a call from security at the store after the three women were seen "stuffing items inside their purses" and, when he confronted them, they ran to their car and tried to accelerate away as he pursued them. That's when he shot into the car and hit Shelly in the neck. Paramedics later pronounced her dead at the scene.

It's a really sad situation because now Shelley's kids, including a 2-year-old with sickle cell anemia, are left without their mom thanks to an overzealous security guard who probably should have tried to stop the women WITHOUT a gun. Honestly, I'm just sad for everyone involved here.

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