St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal confrontation between an area grocery store security guard and an unidentified suspect.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, officers were called out to the Aldi's on the 3600 block of Natural Bridge Ave. According to officials, a shoplifting suspect confronted a security guard on the Aldi property. The suspect showed a firearm and pointed it towards the security guard. The security guard moved away from the suspect.

The suspect has been identified as 50-year-old Keith Harris.

Harris reportedly continued to walk towards the guard, prompting the guard to shoot his firearm at the suspect. He fired several shots towards the suspect, with at least three shots striking him.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene. No condition was given for the security guard.