California business owner shoots three suspects during attempted robbery
By Jennifer Cruz
Authorities remained on the scene through the night following the attempted robbery and subsequent shooting. (Photo: Fox 11)
An attempted robbery at a Downey, California, business Monday night ended in an exchange of gunfire between the business owner and the three suspects.
The business owner was unharmed, but all three suspects were shot, two fatally.
Authorities say the incident unfolded around 8:15 p.m. at First Class Audio when the three suspects entered the business and attempted to rob the owner at gunpoint. The business owner, who local residents identified only as “George,” was also armed with a gun and an exchange of gunfire ensued.
Witnesses reported hearing about nine or 10 gunshots. One resident, who did not want to be publicly identified, told reporters that, until the police showed up, initially everyone thought the noise was just fireworks.
When officers arrived, they found two of the suspects inside the business. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Some time later, the third suspect showed up at an area hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He remains in police custody and was last listed in stable condition.
According to reports from Fox 11, the deceased suspects are both in their 30’s. Their names have not yet been