1 Suspect Slain, 1 Hurt in Alleged Robbery

From Times Staff Reports

A Koreatown store owner shot a suspected robber to death and critically wounded a second Monday night, police said.

“Both of the robbers were armed with handguns, and as they were fleeing a gunfight occurred,” said Officer Jason Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. “The store owner suffered a minor wound to his leg.”

The shooting occurred at 8:45 p.m. at La Chiquita market in the 2600 block of West Pico Boulevard, police said.