Police: Guard Killed Armed Robber At Medical Marijuana Dispensary Near LAX

WESTCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — A medical-marijuana dispensary was being robbed Wednesday when a security guard fatally shot a man suspected in the robbery attempt, police reported.

The shooting occurred around 12:20 p.m. at Nature’s Cure Inc., in the 5400 block of Century Boulevard.

Two men walked into the clinic and started shooting at the guard. He returned fire and hit one of the robbers in the abdomen, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The victim managed to walk to a nearby Westin Hotel and collapsed. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. He was only identified as a man in his 30s.

A woman inside the dispensary was also injured when she fell and hit her head. Her connection to the dispensary was unknown.

The other man suspected in the robbery attempt fled in a dark, 7 series BMW. He was described as a black man in his 30s. He was wearing a brown baseball hat, a beige shirt and green pants, police said.

No information was made available about how much money or pot may have been taken.

The shooting took place in a hotel-dotted area just east of the airport, and the vehicle was likely caught on surveillance video.

Century Boulevard was temporarily closed between La Cienega Boulevard and Concourse Way.

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