Skip to comments.Police: Robber Kills Accomplice In Mini-Mart Robbery Gone Wrong
Posted on 07/18/2014 5:08:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Police say two men walked into a mini-mart Friday to rob the place when things went terribly awry.
About 11:15 a.m., the men, both believed to be gang members, walked into the store near the intersection of Alhambra and Hollister avenues in El Sereno, LAPD detective Michael Zolezzi said.
One man was wielding a rifle and the other toting a machete.
As they attempted to rob the store, the man with the firearm got into a struggle with someone inside.
The rifle went off, firing a single bullet into his accomplices upper body. He died at the scene.
Its unclear if the first man was the one to fire the rifle.
Neftali Saravia, who owns the tire shop next to the liquor store, said his neighbor who runs the mini-mart walked out, covered in blood, with a stunned look on his face.
But it wasnt his blood, though. It was the perps that got shot, Saravia said.
The man with the rifle fled and was chased by two customers from Saravias tire shop and a street vendor. They caught and held the man until police arrived. It was unclear if he had made off with any money.
Saravia said the mini-mart owners wife was inside at the time of the robbery. Neither she nor her husband suffered serious injuries.
Just to see him, like, experience that, its difficult, the neighbor said.
Investigators havent released additional details about the incident.
“One man was wielding a rifle and the other toting a machete.”
One totes a rifle and wields a machete.
I'm not so sure this is true ...
Doesn't really matter. I think perp #1 is legally responsible for the death of perp #2. That would make this "simple robbery" into a capital offense and make him eligible for the death penalty in some states.
“Felony Murder” rule.
does California still have the 3-strikes thing?
-illegal gun (probably)
-manslaughter (at a minimum)
He done 3 strikes at the same time.
I hope he wasn’t using a Remington 700 series rifle.The legal complications would be extreme.
I don’t think you can do three strikes at the same time.
The whole point is that they’re three separate crimes.
Who says you can only do one crime at a time?
They don’t believe in multi-tasking??
Pretty close to the location, where the residents caught the “Night Stalker.”
the right tool for the job...
The guy with the knife lost again.
I saw that POS in 1990. I did not know who it was, till someone told me it was the Nightstalker.
The survivor perp will almost certainly be facing an aggravated murder charge.
The robbery did not “go” wrong, IT WAS WRONG FROM THE BEGINNING!!! These MSM guys can drive you up a wall! ;)
I thought one toted barges and lifted bales......Nobody in their right mind will argue with someone who wants to claim that they are toting a machete or wielding a rifle....