Police are trying to determine whether to file murder charges against an accused shoplifter who knocked over a store clerk while allegedly trying to steal a TV.
Police say Bruce Florence was working in the outdoor garden center at a Wal-Mart near Ft. Worth, TX, when customer William Kennedy tried walking out with a 26-inch TV he hadn’t paid for.
When Florence stepped in front of Kennedy, telling him electronics weren’t allowed in the garden center, Kennedy allegedly pushed Florence to the ground. Police say Kennedy fled in an SUV with a driver waiting inside.
Doctors say Florence suffered a head injury — bleeding in the brain — as a result of the fall.
He died six days later in the hospital.
Kennedy has been jailed on charges of theft at several stores.
Police say he could be charged with murder if the medical examiner determines that Florence died from the head injuries he suffered in the incident.