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Man shot and killed trying to save relative in Sun Valley robbery

January 9, 2012 | 10:53 pm

Sun Valley area homicides
A 35-year-old man who tried to help a relative during an attempted robbery Monday night in Sun Valley was shot and killed by the suspects as they fled the scene, police said.

The incident began about 6:45 p.m., when three attackers tried to rob a 65-year-old man in his driveway in the 8100 block of Coldwater Canyon, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The man shouted for help, which was heard by the 35-year-old who was apparently inside the home, police said.

The suspects fired at least one shot and began fleeing in their vehicle.  The 35-year-old chased after the vehicle and smashed out the rear window, Officer Karen Rayner said.

"They fired a second shot, striking the victim," Rayner told The Times.

She said the man was taken to a hospital, where he died from his wound about two hours later. Detectives were at the scene gathering evidence late Monday. No additional details were available.

At least 32 homicides have been reported within 2 miles of Monday's slaying, according to The Times Homicide Report database.


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Map shows homicides reported within 2 miles of Monday's slaying. Credit: Times Homicide Report