Attempted robbery suspect shot by his alleged victim in Gardena

GARDENA, Calif.

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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