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Robbery suspect shot in West L.A., another arrested; two others remain at large

Police shot and wounded a robbery suspect at a West Los Angeles gas station early today, arrested a second suspect and are searching for two others, authorities said. 

Officers patrolling the area around West  Olympic Boulevard and South Bundy Drive around midnight noticed a 2008 white Toyota Sienna weaving in and out of parking lots in the area, said Lt. John Romero of the LAPD. It appeared that the van’s  occupants were “not doing any legitimate businesses at the storefronts, which drew the attention of the officers,” Romero said.

Officers lost the vehicle for some time before they spotted it at a Chevron station at about 12:50 a.m. They saw two people returning to the van, said Officer Rosario Herrera. One was holding a handgun.

Two other men emerged from the van and led the officers on a foot chase through the neighborhood, Herrera said. The man with the handgun turned toward the officers with the firearm, and police and the suspect exchanged gunfire, Herrera said. The suspect was shot in the upper leg and taken into custody.

Police continued searching for the other three suspects. Two and a half hours after the shooting occurred, a second suspect was taken into custody from a rooftop on the 1900 block of Armacost Street. Police are still searching for the other two suspects.

LAPD detectives are looking at whether the four suspects were involved in a string of robberies that have recently occurred in the area, Romero said.

-- My-Thuan Tran
Comments () | Archives (10)

glad they got them jijiijiji suckers

There's been a sudden outbreak of shootings among the Mexicans in the West Olympic area. Evidently one of the prison gangs is moving in.

well... stuff liek this happen quite often, wonder what the intentions are for >.>

well... stuff liek this happen quite often, wonder what the intentions are for >.>

damm cops always ruining people lives.............la culture is la culture.............police have kill more then 40 peeps this 2009

dwight, I hope you were being sarcastic. Running around with guns and doing robberies is not part of LA culture. Personally, I'm fine with the cops shooting anyone that brandishes a gun in front of them... just hit them in a more lethal location than the leg, please.

Go cops! KILL THEM AND TAKE NO PRISONERS... much cheaper that way. we dont need to waste time & money with trials and prison sentances. we need old west justice.

viva la raza

Schigolch you are an idiot.Where in this article does it mention anything about race? How do we know the perps weren't black? What don't you think whites are uncapable doing this, as well? Ask any cop, he'll tell that most robberies like these are drug related. Why is it every time there is a crime committed people start assuming that it has to involve "Mexican's?" Furthermore, you LA times editors or whoever is responsible for these blogs, why do you continuoisly allow the racial remarks that are written about Latino's, especially Mexican, to pass? According to what is written above "Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved," someone has proof read this and allowed it. Stop allowing people to use your blogs to discriminate again'st Latino's.

Get your info straight. It's Armacost AVENUE. Not Armacost Street.


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