Security guard shot in head at gas station dies, police say

Memphis, Tenn. — A Memphis security guard who was shot in the head at a gas station has died from his injuries, according to the Memphis Police Department.

On Aug. 21, Memphis Police said that two security guards were attempting to get 56-year-old Darryle Tate to leave an Exxon on Millbranch Rd.

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While they were attempting to get Tate to leave, Tate began to fight, police said.

During the fight, one of the security guards reached to pull his taser, according to MPD.

That’s when Tate reached for a gun and shot the man in the head, according to a police affidavit.

The security guard was rushed to Regional One Hospital in critical condition, but died from his injuries a week later, Memphis Police said.

Tate was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder. That charge has now been upgraded to second-degree murder. Tate is also charged with employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony.