Police: Meat Market Owner Fatally Shoots Armed Robber

GARDENA (CBS) — Gardena police said a meat market owner has fatally shot a man who tried to rob him for a second time in two months, it was reported Saturday.

The shooting outside Paisano’s Market on W. Rosecrans Avenue occurred about 6:30 a.m. Friday, Gardena police said. The name of the 24-year-old suspect was unavailable early Saturday.

Gardena police Detective Rich Reynaga told the Daily Breeze the same man was believed to have robbed Paisano’s of $2,300 on July 20.

“He saw — in his camera — a figure walking toward the business. He noticed the walk of the subject was similar to the walk of the man who robbed him in July,” Reynaga said.

“The suspect raises his gun, and the owner shoots him,” he added. “He takes off running, and the owner chases after him and shot three more times.”

Reynaga said an apparent bystander outside the market was also shot, but is expected to survive.

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  • kim

    IF we have more of this, maybe less of crimes out there. I hope the shop owner doesn’t get convicted. But knowing how mess up our justice department is, he probably will be

  • Kobe

    Perfect situaton. Guy trying to setal money from someone, shot dead by the guy he was trying to steal from. The owner should be given an award. Got rid of the garbage and did not cost the taxpayer a dollar. I believe if someone steals money from someone, even if it is borrowed, that they should be shot.

  • Mel Gibson

    He needs to be charged with Murder and attempted Murder for the innocent bystander being Shot
    You can’t Chase and shoot others in the back no matter what

  • moral_threat

    Too bad in CA this POS’ family can sue the store owner.

    • The Voice of Reason

      That is true. The family will come out and say, “Jose was a good man, he fed his children during the day and rob people at night. Some liberal f-en judge will feel that Jose WAS a good man and didn’t deserve to die. He should sit in jail and waste our tax dollars. Good for the owner, but he’s probably in trouble. That’s why you locked the doors, kill the a-hole, and dig a six foot hole down deep. No ones looking for him. Know one knows. No that’s how you handle things in CA.

  • Jack Deeson

    Sounds like a good shoot to me, ALL business owners should arm themselves like this!


  • Igor Doublebubblevich.

    Los Angeles Jewerly stores need to do this immediately, arm all employees like gun ranges and pawn shops, stop the watts ghetto bangers in their tracks.

  • Phiilip

    Simply heartwarming. I wish we still had the fleeing felon law of years past. This guy saved the courts millions..

  • Robert S.

    This is what I call “Taken out the trash”, and “I’d get a bang” outa this! “Banger’s get a bang outa This”! Robber got “Just desserts”! Saved the court system a pile of money, and permanently “Fixed the problem”!

  • JebbieBush

    More family values from Down Under?

  • laca mod

    Rob my meat market, you’ll be DEADMEAT,

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