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Retired deputy fatally shoots suspect

October 12, 2009 12:34:33 AM PDT
An armed robbery suspect was shot and killed by a retired L.A. County Sheriff's deputy in La Habra on Monday.The shooting happened at the La Habra Woods Apartments on the 700 block of Imperial Highway. A woman reported her purse stolen Monday at approximately 5 p.m.

The incident began in a parking lot of a business on the 1300 block of Beach Boulevard as an alleged purse snatching.

A retired L.A. County Sheriff's deputy called police to report that he was pursuing a car with robbery suspects inside, a man and a woman.

The pursuit ended at the La Habra Woods Apartments.

Shots were fired and a male supsect was killed at the scene.

The female suspect ran from the area and remains on the loose.

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