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Man fatally shot by security guard at South L.A. dispensary

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male Black adult. The incident occurred on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at approximately 9:39 a.m.

South Los Angeles Sheriff Deputies and Los Angeles County Fire responded to the 1000 block of West Imperial Highway, in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles regarding a Gun Shot Victim call.

When they arrived, they discovered a male Black adult suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead.

Detectives on scene believe the person shot, was engaged in an attempted armed robbery of the location, which is a marijuana dispensary. An armed, uniformed, security guard confronted the suspect and a shooting occurred. The deceased suspect was armed with a handgun.

There is no additional information available at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google play or the Apple App Store or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org

Published: May 17, 2021

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