Home Depot Security Guard Dies After Being Shot By Shoplifter

  • Police in Pleasanton on Wednesday identified the 26-year-old man working as a Home Depot security guard who died after being shot by an alleged shoplifter at the store Tuesday as well as the suspects who were arrested with a toddler in their vehicle.
  • The guard, identified by Pleasanton police as Tri-Valley resident Blake Mohs, died following the shooting that occurred around 2:15 p.m. at the store at 6000 Johnson Drive.
  • Police said Mohs confronted the alleged shoplifter, a 32-year-old woman named Benicia Knapps who was attempting to steal an electric tool or charger and leave through the store’s loading dock. She resisted and shot Mohs. He later died at Eden Medical Center.
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