Prosecutors probing fatal Stockton shooting involving security guard

04/01/2013 10:26 AM

04/01/2013 10:28 AM

San Joaquin County prosecutors are investigating a fatal shooting involving security guard who fired his weapon during a physical struggle with another man in Stockton.

The Stockton Record reported that 52-year-old Mark Rego died Sunday while receiving treatment for his wounds.

Police spokesman Joe Silva says Rego and the unnamed guard got into a fight on Saturday near the Grouse Run Apartments, and that Rego managed to get the guard’s baton.

Police also arrested 38-year-old Gustava Rego on suspicion of battery of a security officer.

Gustava Rego told police she and Mark Rego were in a station wagon when the guard pepper-sprayed them while they were in the vehicle.

Prosecutors say a preliminary review indicates the shooting appears to have been in self-defense.

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