A se­cu­rity of­fi­cer at a Po­tomac Mills store was fa­tally stabbed in a scuf­fle with shoplift­ing sus­pect.

The Washington Post Sunday - - METRO - VIR­GINIA BY CLARENCE WIL­LIAMS AND MARTIN WEIL clarence.wil­liams@wash­post.com martin.weil@wash­post.com

A se­cu­rity of­fi­cer at a store in the gi­ant Po­tomac Mills shop­ping cen­ter in Prince Wil­liam County was stabbed and fa­tally wounded Satur­day in a con­fronta­tion with a shoplift­ing sus­pect, the county po­lice said.

The vic­tim was iden­ti­fied as Larry Don­nell Drum­gole, 44, of the Rap­pa­han­nock County, Va., area.

The con­fronta­tion came at about 2:30 p.m. as the sus­pect was leav­ing the Burling­ton Coat Fac­tory store at the mall, po­lice said.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the man “was ob­served shoplift­ing” in­side the store.

It is lo­cated in the Wood­bridge area of the county, near In­ter­state 95, about 25 miles south­west of the District.

Two se­cu­rity of­fi­cers con­fronted the man as he left the store, the po­lice said. The en­counter con­tin­ued in or near the large park­ing area in front of the store.

Dur­ing the con­fronta­tion, a strug­gle broke out, po­lice said.

Drum­gole was stabbed, and the as­sailant ran, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Drum­gole was taken to a hospi­tal, where he died of his in­juries, the po­lice said.

They said the sec­ond se­cu­rity of­fi­cer was un­in­jured.

Po­lice said they ob­tained a war­rant for Jamel Car­los Kings­bury, 35, of no fixed ad­dress.

They said they iden­ti­fied him through an un­re­lated call ear­lier Satur­day about a do­mes­tic mat­ter. He re­mained at large Satur­day night, po­lice said.

Po­tomac Mills de­scribes it­self as Vir­ginia’s largest out­let mall, with more than 200 stores. In ad­di­tion to this area, its web­site said it serves guests from all over.

Burling­ton’s web­site called the chain an off-price re­tailer of high-qual­ity ap­parel and home prod­ucts.

It was not clear what al­legedly was taken. Also un­known was whether a knife was found.

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