A man shot and killed one of three Hispanic men in a home invasion robbery in the Harbor Gateway area yesterday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The three robbers burst into the man's home around 11:15 a.m. May 31 in the 1600 block of West 215th Street and got into a physical altercation with the victim, who grabbed a handgun from one suspect and shot him in the chest. The 25-year-old Hispanic male was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. His identity has not yet been released.
The other two suspects fled the scene in a silver Honda Civic.
However, mystery surrounds the case. According to news reports, a neighbor was going out for breakfast when he saw a resident outside the house, clutching his face. The two robbers ran past him and drove away.
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He was quoted in the Daily Breeze as saying: "They left him behind. "Then we heard the gunshot."