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Security guard shoots woman during dispute at store, D.C. police say

D.C. police say a security guard shot and wounded a woman in a personal dispute at the convenience store. (Peter Hermann/The Washington Post)
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A security guard was charged with shooting a woman Thursday evening during a personal dispute outside a convenience store in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. police.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at a 7-Eleven store in the 4800 block of Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE, in the Deanwood neighborhood.

A D.C. police sergeant was in the store’s checkout line when the female guard, who was working at the store as a licensed special police officer, ran outside to confront a woman, according a police arrest affidavit filed in D.C. Superior Court.

That argument turned physical, the report says, and the sergeant separated the two people. The report says the guard then shot the woman once in the left shoulder with a Glock 17 handgun. Police said the woman’s injuries were not serious.

The sergeant arrested the guard, identified by police as Chanel Clinton, 27, of Alexandria. She was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. A Superior Court magistrate judge ordered Clinton detained and set a hearing for Monday.

Her attorney listed in court documents did not respond to an interview request.

The arrest affidavit says the argument stemmed from a dispute among acquaintances trying to organize a trip to Houston. The affidavit says the altercation did not appear to be connected to Clinton’s job at the convenience store.

The affidavit says Clinton’s special police license has been revoked. Special police officers are licensed through the District and some are authorized to carry firearms.