Security guard shot, killed

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Selma Times-Journal

A security guard at Jim Minor Homes was shot and killed late Monday night after he called police for backup.

Steven James Aguero told police he had been beaten and kicked after breaking up a fight between two young women.

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An 18-year-old and a juvenile are in police custody, charged with the shooting death of the security guard.

Aguero, 35, told police there had been two incidents at the Selmont apartment complex on Nannie Drive. When officers arrived, a 19-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody for fighting. A short time later, officers responded again after Aguero called to report he had been assaulted.

The security guard, who was on duty and was armed, did not return fire, authorities said. He told police “several people,” who were upset with him had attacked him.

Once officers arrived after 10 p.m., shots rang out and Aguero was hit in the chest by a single gunshot wound.

According to police, Sgt. Tommy Webber was standing next to Aguero when the security guard was shot. Webber reportedly dragged Aguero to cover behind his patrol car. Authorities said he died at the scene.

Corey Pullom, 18, of 41 Towns Circle, was arrested after he turned himself in at police headquarters. Police located a second suspect, a 16-year-old juvenile, who was apprehended Tuesday afternoon. Pullom was charged with murder and is being held without bond in the Dallas County Jail.

Selma Police Chief Jimmy Martin said Webber was not injured in the shooting, but has been placed on leave due to the “traumatic incident.”

Police have recovered a 9mm handgun, but are not sure if it is the weapon used in the shooting of Aguero. The incident is still under investigation and Martin said they still had “persons of interest,” and additional arrests may be made.