Shoot-Out At The Smoke N Shop

I was walking down La Cienega Blvd a couple of weeks ago and I noticed a bunch of candles on the sidewalk, apparently a memorial.

Why would somebody die at La Cienega and Alcott, I thought?

Further on, I noticed another memorial.

Strange, I thought.

Now I realize what happened.

I now hear the police killed one suspect. He told his girlfriend he would not be taken alive and he wasn’t.

I notice this Smoke N Shop tends to attract a bad crowd. So do marijuana dispensaries. Not good for the Jews.


Dennis Romero reports:

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.

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.

REPORT: The second suspect wanted for attempting to rob a smoke shop on La Cienega Boulevard on Nov. 20 was shot and killed by police last week after he took hostages and confronted an LAPD SWAT team in South Los Angeles.
The suspect, Lee Jefferson, 22, was killed in the shootout, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 23, according to Det. Herman Frettlohr, with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit. Jefferson was being sought in connection with a robbery that occurred at the One Stop Smoke N Gifts, located at 1435 S. La Cienega Blvd., where the owner shot and killed one of the robbers, and a customer was also shot in the head. Initial reports stated that the owner had also shot the customer, but Frettlohr said Monday that authorities had not determined exactly what occurred.
“We don’t know who shot who,” Frettlohr added in regards to the unidentified 21-year-old customer. “He is going to survive.”
Frettlohr confirmed the owner had shot and killed one of the suspects, Dornice Washington, 23, of Los Angeles, at the scene. The second suspect, now identified as Jefferson, reportedly also fired his gun before fleeing the store. Frettlohr said Jefferson was a gang member.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (, he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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