Security Guard Stabbed By Ax-Wielding Man Outside Weed Dispensary

Chicago crime: Zen Leaf Dispensary security guard shoots burglar who stabbed him with ax, police say – WLS-TV

Police are investigating a violent incident at a marijuana dispensary in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood.

A man was shot and killed after attacking a security guard with an axe outside a marijuana dispensary in Greektown. The security guard was taken to a hospital with lacerations to his left leg, and was listed in good condition.

The man attacked a security guard with a weapon outside Zen Leaf on Halsted Street, and both men were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

The man armed with an axe argued with a security guard at a marijuana shop in Chicago, and then slashed the guard in the leg with an axe. The security guard then shot the man, who died at Northwestern Hospital.

Zen Leaf says they hire security from another company and that the incident was not a robbery. The owners of that company were on scene this morning saying it was not a robbery. Witnesses suggested the argument was possibly the result of an unhappy customer.

This stabbing and shooting was not the only violent incident to occur over the holiday weekend. Forty-six people were shot in several incidents over the Labor Day weekend.

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