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.
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.