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Attempted robbery suspect shot by his alleged victim in Gardena

Saturday, January 26, 2013
Gardena police say a robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue.

Gardena police say a robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue. (KABC Photo)

Gardena police say an attempted robbery suspect was shot by his alleged victim on Saturday evening.

Police said the suspect approached an off-duty security guard around 6:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Rosecrans Avenue while simulating a handgun and demanding property from the victim. Investigators said the victim feared for his life. He shot the suspect once in the stomach.

The suspect collapsed inside a nearby indoor swap meet, police said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he had surgery for his wound. His condition was not known.

Anyone with information was asked to call Gardena police at (310) 217-9653.

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