L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

Store owner kills attempted robber, wounds customer, police say

Image: Map shows location where a store owner fatally shot an alleged robber in Mid-City. Source: Google Maps

Los Angeles police were searching Tuesday for a suspect in the attempted robbery of a Mid-City business, in which the owner shot and killed another suspect and accidentally shot a customer, who was critically wounded.

The robbery attempt occurred about 8:45 p.m. Sunday at Smoke N' Gifts at 1400 S. La Cienega Blvd.

One of the two suspects  pointed a handgun at the owner, who then produced a weapon and shot the suspect several times, said Lt. Andy Neiman of the Los Angeles Police Department.

The wounded suspect, 23-year-old Dornice Washington of Los Angeles, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

During the shooting, a  customer was struck by gunfire and taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The other attempted robber was described as a black male of medium build, 20-26 years old, about 6-feet, 160-180 pounds and wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and white shoes.

Police are asking anyone with information to call West Bureau Homicide detectives Herman Frettlohr or Matthew Gares at (213) 382-9470. During nonbusiness hours or on weekends, call (877) LAPD-24-7.

ALSO:

Teen in gay-student slaying agrees to 21-year prison term

UC Davis chancellor apologizes after pepper-spray incident

Dead high school football star was injected with narcotics, sheriff says

-- Richard Winton

twitter.com/lacrimes

Image: Map shows location where a store owner fatally shot an alleged robber in Mid-City. Source: Google Maps

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: