An intended robbery “victim” had a firearm and he wasn’t afraid to use it, so two of three armed suspects were killed in a hail of gunfire and the third suspect was wounded.
Authorities Wednesday identified one of the two men killed when they attempted to rob a Downey car audio shop at gunpoint.
The shooting occurred about 8:15 p.m. Monday at First Class Car Audio, 8856 Rosecrans Ave., the Downey Police Department reported.
“Detectives have determined three armed men entered the business and attempted to rob the business owner,” police said. “Gunfire was exchanged during which the business owner shot all three suspects, two of whom died at the scene. The third suspect sought medical treatment for his gunshot wounds at a local hospital and is receiving medical care. Detectives are still questioning him.”
One of the deceased men was identified by the county coroner’s office as 38-year-old Edgar Luna of Los Angeles. The family of the second man, who police said was in his 30s, had not been notified of his death as of Wednesday morning.
The surviving suspect has not been publicly identified.
—City News Service
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