Walmart Employee Killed By Shoplifting Suspect

April 12, 2016 | By Garrett Montgomery More

A Walmart worker killed while doing his job leaves behind three young children and a wife. A Walmart loss prevention officer by the name of J.D. Ferguson was gunned down in Georgia as he tried to stop a shoplifter, who got away with several flat screen televisions.

Jaseramie Ferguson

Family and co-workers are mourning a Walmart worker killed while doing his job. On Sunday night, J.D. Ferguson, aka Jaseramie Ferguson, 25, a loss prevention officer, who worked at a Walmart store located in Lilburn, Georgia was killed.

According to Lilburn Police Captain Thomas Bartugon, Ferguson and another employee spotted a black male about 35 years of age attempting to leave the store with three flat screen televisions. Ferguson and the shoplifter got into a struggle, a gunshot was heard, and the robber ran off with the goods leaving the employee clinging to life. Mr. Thomas revealed:

“He actually got in the lobby area past all points of sale, got past the first door, was about to go out the exterior doors to the parking lot when he was stopped. There was a brief struggle that ensued and during this struggle the suspect produced a pistol. He fired at least one round that struck the loss-prevention officer.”

The loss prevention officer, who was dreaming of becoming a police officer, was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died. According to the police, the suspect used a .380 caliber pistol to shoot the store employee and got away in a dark red, four-door Saturn or Honda.

The killer is described as followed:

Dark-skinned black male
5’9 to 5’10
Medium build
Bald or low-cut hair
Possible facial hair

The Lilburn Walmart released the following statement on the passing of Ferguson:

“We are deeply saddened by the senseless and tragic loss of our friend and colleague last night. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Ferguson family at this difficult time. We will continue to support law enforcement in their ongoing investigation.”

Ferguson, who was an employee at the store for about seven months, leaves behind three children – a son Jordan, and two daughters, Aryana, and Ava. His sister, Abbreanna Ferguson, revealed that he had recently applied for a job with the Fulton County Police Department, and added:

“He was very ambitious. He had a lot of dreams for his life.”

The family has set up a Go Fund Me Page:

Anything you choose to give to the surviving members of Jaseramie Ferguson’s family out of the love and compassion of your heart will cause great comfort and thanksgiving to God in them, as they trust God for their daily needs in this present season in their lives.

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