A 24-year-old man is dead after a struggle at a nearby mall.

Update on the story!

The mother of a man who died following a confrontation with security guards at the Northland Mall says her son was murdered. As the investigation continues the mother Teresa Cochran is having a hard time coming to grips with the situation.

Teresa has hired legal council..and is planning on hiring a wrongful death suit.

It happened at the at the Northland Center mall, in Southfield. Southfield Police say that the man had been observed outside a store a couple of days ago and had revisited the store Tuesday evening. The owner felt uncomfortable and called for the mall security.

The security guards tried to talk with the man who they felt was not being cooperative. There was a struggle and pepper spray was used to bring the situation under control.The man went unconscious and the security guards called for back up and paramedics. To me the video tells more of the story.Fox 2 News Headlines