Two men have been arrested and charged with the shooting death of a gas station clerk during a robbery in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.
Young Yooun, 29, and Courtney Campbell, 28, both of Los Angeles, are scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 23 in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom in connection with the July 3 slaying of Akram Hanna, 52, of Los Angeles.
The two are charged with one count each of murder, along with the special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Yooun is also facing an allegation that he personally used a handgun resulting in death.
Prosecutors will decide later whether to seek the death penalty against the two men, who allegedly went into a gas station at Venice and Hauser boulevards and forced Hanna to lay on the ground while they stole lottery tickets the morning of July 3.
Yooun allegedly shot the clerk before leaving the business. Hanna — who had worked at the Shell gas station mini-mart for about eight years — was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yooun was arrested July 9 by investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide near the 1100 block of South Harvard Boulevard, and Campbell was taken into custody July 16 by the FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force near the 1900 block of Curson Avenue, police said.
Both men remain jailed without bail.