1 killed in botched robbery at medical marijuana shop near LAX

Police investigate a shooting at 5300 W. Century Boulevard near LAX. The shooting occurred during an attempted robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary.
(Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times)

One man was killed and another was being sought Wednesday after an attempted robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary near Los Angeles International Airport.

The two men entered the Nature’s Cure Inc. dispensary at 5300 W. Century Blvd. about 12:18 p.m. and were involved in an exchange of gunfire with the security guard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

One of the men was struck in the stomach during the incident and was later pronounced dead, police said.


The second man, wearing a beige shirt, green pants and a brown baseball cap, fled in a black BMW, according to authorities. Police were searching for him.

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