A gun battle between a would-be robber and a liquor store owner in Santa Clarita late Sunday left the suspect dead and the shopkeeper wounded, authorities said.
The shootout unfolded about 8:20 p.m. at a store in the 19900 block of Golden Valley Road, just east of Sierra Highway, according to Deputy Tracey Koerner of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Information Bureau.
A man entered the store and tried to rob it, offiicals said.
“There was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the victim/store owner,” Koerner said in a written statement.
Both the robber and the store owner were struck, he said.
Video footage from the scene showed deputies approaching with guns drawn as the store owner is seen crawling out of the business with apparent leg wounds.
“(He) was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury to his lower torso,” Koerner said.
Paramedics pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
No additional suspects were being sought, officials said.
No further information was available as the investigation continued into the early-morning hours Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department say a 15-year-old was shot in Nashville after a man found him in his girlfriend’s stolen car.
The ordeal unfolded around 8:30 a.m. Monday on Rainwood Drive near Madison. Authorities said a 27-year-old man and his girlfriend tracked the car to the address after it was stolen last week.
Police said there were two people in the vehicle, both of whom appeared to be teens. The man used his car to box in the other to keep the driver from leaving.
The teen driver tried to drive away and hit the shooter’s car and another vehicle. The man shot at the car several times, hitting the teen in the arm. The other suspect ran and hasn’t been found.
The man drove the teen to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with a non-life-threatening injury. Police said the shooter’s vehicle, the shooter, and the juvenile were all detained at the hospital for further investigation.
“I heard four or five gun shots and they were loud and they echoed in the house,” neighbor Jacori Leffler recalled. “It sounded like you were in downtown on Fourth of July watching the fireworks.”
Neighbors said the actions of the shooter went too far, and believed he should’ve called police instead.
No. When the car thief used the stolen car as a weapon, that was who went ‘too far’.
The name of the shooter has not been released.