The Macy’s security guard stabbed to death by an alleged shoplifter Monday morning has been identified as Eric Harrison, 27, of Frankford, according to police records and a family member.
A second guard, a 23-year-old whose name has not been released, was also severely injured but listed in stable condition at Thomas Jefferson Hospital.
For more than two years, Harrison had worked in loss prevention at the iconic Center City department store, a location that has experienced a surge of retail theft in the last four years, according to police statistics. He worked two full-time jobs — first, he would sort mail overnight at the U.S. Postal Service on Byberry Road in the Northeast, then drive down to open the Macy’s, near 13th and Market Streets, his mother, Dawn Harrison, 43, said Tuesday morning.
A Gofundme has been set up by his family