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Attempted robbery suspect shot by his alleged victim in Gardena

Gardena police say a robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue.

January 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Gardena police say an attempted robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday evening.

Police said the suspect approached an off-duty security guard around 6:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue while simulating a handgun and demanding property from the victim. Investigators said the victim feared for his life. He shot the suspect once in the stomach.

The suspect collapsed inside a nearby indoor swap meet, police said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he had surgery for his wound. His condition was not known.

Anyone with information was asked to call Gardena police at (310) 217-9653.


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