Home Depot Employee Set to Wed Killed by Shoplifter

On Tuesday, April 18, an unfortunate event occurred when 26-year-old Blake Mohs, a security guard at Home Depot in Pleasanton, California, was killed while trying to prevent a robbery.

He had noticed a female suspect attempting to steal a phone charger worth less than $100, and when he confronted her, a struggle began, and he chased her to the loading dock. At that point, the suspect pulled out a firearm and fired at Mohs before fleeing the scene. Despite being rushed to a hospital, he did not survive.

Mohs had been an Eagle Scout since he was 14 and was on the brink of marrying his fiancĂ©e Kasey, whom he had met five years ago while volunteering at a Scout camp. His parents, Eric and Lorie Mohs, spoke of their son’s devotion to the Scouts and his dreams of a future with Kasey.

The suspect, 32-year-old Benicia Knapps, and her boyfriend, 31-year-old David Guillory, were apprehended along with Knapps’ 2-year-old child in the car.

A gun was located close to the incident. Knapps, a licensed security guard with a history of theft, is facing charges of murder, robbery, child endangerment, and conspiracy. At the same time, Guillory is accused of child endangerment, evading police, and driving the wrong way.

Mayor Karla Brown of Tri-Valley, including Pleasanton, expressed her sorrow for Mohs’ family, friends, and everyone else impacted by the tragedy. She noted his commitment to the Tri-Valley organizations and the sadness of his life is cruelly cut short.