An armed robber was shot dead by a security guard after the man and an accomplice, who escaped unharmed, tried to hold up a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary near LAX airport.
The two men showed up to “Nature’s Cure” around 12:15 p.m. Wednesday and tried to “engage” the guard when he opened fire on the thieves, KTLA-TV reported. One man was hit and ran from outside the pot shop to a nearby Westin Hotel, where he collapsed and died.
A woman inside the store fell amid the chaos and suffered a head injury, police said.
The robber’s accomplice, a black man in a brown baseball cap, beige shirt and green pants, took off in a black BMW.
Police shut down the 5300 block of West Century Boulevard near Los Angeles International Airport as they investigated the slaying.
“We heard like seven shots, bang bang bang bang, real loud,” witness Anthony White told the TV station. “I saw a guy running; he was holding his stomach. He was running toward the Westin Hotel. I think he collapsed and that’s where he died. “
It’s unclear if the robber who escaped made off with any weed or cash.
“In a matter of seconds, cops were here and it was crazy,” White told KTLA. “It was like a war zone.”
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