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Security guard opens fire on suspect at Fullerton Jewelry Mart

Police investigate an attempted robbery at the Fullerton Jewelry Mart on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.

November 21, 2013 8:54:13 AM PST
A security guard opened fire on a suspect during an attempted robbery at the Fullerton Jewelry Mart Wednesday, forcing store employees and patrons to duck for cover.

Authorities say the incident happened at the business on Harbor Boulevard and Orangethorpe Avenue at 6:04 p.m. The suspect peppersprayed the security guard, who then fired several rounds.

The suspect was apparently grazed in the head by a bullet while fleeing the scene, police said, but he was gone before officers arrived. No one else was injured.

No jewelry was taken. Police are still searching for a suspect or suspects in a dark-colored SUV.