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Police: Robber Kills Accomplice In Mini-Mart Robbery Gone Wrong
CBSLA.com) ^ | June 18, 2014

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 accomplice’s upper body. He died at the scene.

It’s 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 wasn’t his blood, though. It was the perp’s that got shot,” Saravia said.

The man with the rifle fled and was chased by two customers from Saravia’s 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 owner’s wife was inside at the time of the robbery. Neither she nor her husband suffered serious injuries.

“Just to see him, like, experience that, it’s difficult,” the neighbor said.

Investigators haven’t released additional details about the incident.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 07/18/2014 5:08:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“One man was wielding a rifle and the other toting a machete.”

One totes a rifle and wields a machete.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 5:10:24 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: BenLurkin
Mini-Mart Robbery Gone Wrong

I'm not so sure this is true ...

3 posted on 07/18/2014 5:14:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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4 posted on 07/18/2014 5:15:50 PM PDT by JPG ("So sue me". OK, we will.)
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To: BenLurkin
It’s unclear if the first man was the one to fire the rifle.

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.

5 posted on 07/18/2014 5:16:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

“Felony Murder” rule.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 5:17:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

bump


7 posted on 07/18/2014 5:18:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin

does California still have the 3-strikes thing?

-robbery
-illegal gun (probably)
-manslaughter (at a minimum)

He done 3 strikes at the same time.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 5:19:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.buffettworld.com/peanut-butter-conspiracy/


9 posted on 07/18/2014 5:22:35 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: BenLurkin

I hope he wasn’t using a Remington 700 series rifle.The legal complications would be extreme.


10 posted on 07/18/2014 5:23:44 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: GeronL

I don’t think you can do three strikes at the same time.

The whole point is that they’re three separate crimes.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 5:25:20 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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Who says you can only do one crime at a time?

They don’t believe in multi-tasking??


12 posted on 07/18/2014 5:27:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin
Only one thing to say:

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

FMCDH(BITS)

13 posted on 07/18/2014 5:30:26 PM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty close to the location, where the residents caught the “Night Stalker.”


14 posted on 07/18/2014 5:36:48 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: BenLurkin

the right tool for the job...


15 posted on 07/18/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BenLurkin

The guy with the knife lost again.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 6:05:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: truth_seeker; GeronL

I saw that POS in 1990. I did not know who it was, till someone told me it was the Nightstalker.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 6:15:03 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero plays a fiddle, while Obama plays Minnesota Fats)
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To: BenLurkin

The survivor perp will almost certainly be facing an aggravated murder charge.


18 posted on 07/18/2014 7:06:07 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: BenLurkin

Whoopsie....


19 posted on 07/18/2014 7:07:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: BenLurkin

The robbery did not “go” wrong, IT WAS WRONG FROM THE BEGINNING!!! These MSM guys can drive you up a wall! ;)


20 posted on 07/18/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
One totes a rifle and wields a machete.

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....

21 posted on 07/19/2014 4:03:58 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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