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Robbery suspect fatally shot by Brea Police

June 30, 2010 |  2:06 pm

An armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by Brea Police in Yorba Linda early Wednesday morning.

Julian Stanley Collender, 25, was killed by a single gunshot at approximately 12:25 a.m. outside his parents’ home in the 24000 block of Avenida de Marcia, according to Brea Police Sgt. Bill Smyser.

Police received a tip at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday connecting Collender to a robbery earlier that evening at a nearby strip mall, Smyser said. Police were posted outside the home where Collender lived when the shooting occurred. 

Only one shot was fired at Collender. Police have not said whether Collender was armed. The Brea Police Department and the Orange County District Attorney are both investigating the incident, Smyser said.

A search warrant was filed Wednesday morning, and detectives who searched the home found evidence that linked Collender to the robbery, Smyser said.

The robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Mercado Del Rio on La Palma Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect was armed with a small semiautomatic handgun, Smyser said. 

One of the three victims recognized Collender and alerted the Brea Police, Smyser said.

-- Sam Allen