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Police arrest security guard accused of shooting man at Tri-Rail station in Delray Beach

Dennis Decormier, 66, claims self-defense
Delray Beach police vehicle outside shooting at Tri-Rail station, Feb. 10, 2022
Posted at 7:42 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 20:46:20-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A security guard was arrested Tuesday following last week's shooting at the Tri-Rail station in Delray Beach.

Dennis Decormier, 66, was arrested in connection with the Feb. 10 shooting.

Witnesses told police that a man was at the train station talking to himself. Surveillance cameras at the train station later show the man walking up to a security guard to possibly say something.

According to police, seconds later, the security guard, identified as Decormier, shot the victim, Tywan Thomas.

Detectives said Decormier claimed he shot Thomas in self-defense. But police said the video showed Decormier was the aggressor.

Thomas was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries.

Decormier faces a charge of aggravated battery with a firearm.