Beverly Hills-Adjacent Smoke Shop Robbery Ends in Death For One Suspect
Looks like bad guys robbed the wrong place in more ways than one.
Not only did they hit a Pico-Robertson smoke shop next to a marijuana dispensary (?), but the shop owner defended his business with a a gun.
One suspect was killed and another was wounded before an apparent retreat.
It all happened over the weekend only a few blocks south of Beverly Hills:
The shooting was reported at 9 p.m. yesterday at the Smoke 'N' Gifts shop on South La Cienega Boulevard and Alcott Street, according to authorities and reports.
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The owner drew a gun after as many as a half dozen suspects stormed the place, according to witnesses and police.
One suspect was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he succumbed to is wounds, authorities said. Another was shot in the head and said to be in critical condition.
Did they target the wrong place? Obviously.
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