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Post office manager wounded in fight for gun in robbery attempt

February 27, 2012 |  9:31 pm

Crimes reported near Tuesday's shooting scene.
A manager of a post office in Carthay was wounded Monday night after to he tried to wrestle a handgun from a would-be robber, police said.

The manager was struck once in the hand when the weapon went off during the confrontation at the rear of the post office in the 1200 block of South Alfred Street, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Karen Rayner.

She said the manager was closing up when the gunman approached about 8:10 p.m. and tried to force his way into the building.

"There was a struggle between the victim and the suspect," Rayner told The Times.

The attacker took off running and was not apprehended. The manager's wound was not life threatening.


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Map shows recent crimes reported near Monday's shooting scene. Credit: Times' Mapping L.A.