WEST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A store owner shot and killed an attempted robber and critically injured another during a hold-up Sunday night.

As many as six men tried to rob Smoke ‘N’ Gifts near La Cienega Boulevard and Alcott Street in West Los Angeles at 9 p.m.

Authorities arrested three men, but say one suspect may still be at large.

No other details were immediately released.

Comments (33)
  1. Tax Payer says:

    Good for him, people need to protect themselves, with this economy and self serving politicans it is only going to get worse.

    1. Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot says:

      To the Store owner. Well done Sir, well done indeed.

  2. Rankin1 says:

    Best news to start theweek, all store owners should be armed and shoot these ghettobangers on site, i am happy to read this this.

    1. TT says:

      bet they wont try that again real soon

    2. The Mad Man says:

      You do the crime, your going to get the time, one way or another and I am glad the shop owners have the upper hand in this one. Self defense!!!!! Period!!!!!

  3. Steve says:

    10% article……90% ads. LMFAO……..WHAT A JOKE.

    1. Jeezus says:

      i hear ya but we all know how it is here- at this point joke’s on us if we keep using yahoo as our source of news/entertainment.

      We can complain about the Chris Chase world we live in or just simply avoid it like the plague. to most though it’s either a guilty pleasure or just ignorance at this point that keeps us coming back.

  4. Jeezus says:

    Kill da wobber Kill da wobber!

    Love it! 6 on 1! You got PWNED! (and i dont even know what that means but you got it! Rest in Pieces sucka;)

    Was this one of those Flash Mobs/Robs gone wrong?

  5. ILLEGALS says:

    Good Job store owner, save the Taxpayers $$$ by taking ’em out.. As for the other 5 criminals, happy time in Prison for the Holidays!

  6. Claude says:

    Too bad he didnt kill them all..

  7. Masta says:

    Finally! Keep filling them full of lead.

  8. Den says:

    That’s one less dirtbag to deal with

  9. Paul Castillo says:

    For a so-called Christian nation, we sure take alot of joy in the killing of other humans as noted by the above comments. Do any of you people making these comments regularly attend church services? If so, and the above story was read by the pastor or priest, would everybody stand up and applaud?

    1. Uhoh says:


    2. The Mad Man says:

      This has nothing to do with religion. If this were your store or your parents what would you do….PRAY? Get real here, crime is taking over and someone has got to do something about it. They are releasing criminals due to overcrowding and one of them could be in your neighborhood. How lucky do you feel?

    3. Jeezus says:

      my church raped me when i was younger so no i dont go there anymore, i pray to God on my own cause that’s not what’s raped me in the past, criminals who claim to be human beings have raped me and physically, you Christian nut.

    4. Jeezus says:

      This so-called Christian nation WAS founded on the belief in God and the main point of it was to respect your neighbor and love your gift of life in doing so. There has been a lot of underlying scandalous activity that has taken advantage of and corrupted many a good thing. So, the institutions may have to change, but the point of the nation founded on Christianity is that it is a nation of respect and honor and grace. That scary religious mumbo jumbo that has been corrupted is no longer helpful and sane.

    5. hypocrite says:

      Church is worse everybody that goes to church is a hypocrite while at church they cry and this and that but once they leave they forget about it they rape kids the pastor drives a nice car people go by a homeless person and do nothing about it just one question what have you done ?? Let him rob you and kill you or defend your self

    6. Astonished says:

      Religion has no bearing on the ability to defend one’s life. Oh wait, yes it does! In my version of the Bible it clearly states I have a right to defend my self and family!!

  10. Ralph Smith says:

    Wasn’t this place in the news a few years ago for something similar (the owner shooting at attempted robbers)? In the interview, the guy’s like “I rather be tried by 12 than carried by 6.” Guess he’s been working on his aim. 🙂

  11. Lakerfanalways says:

    I live two blocks from that store and my sis has been there..the owner is real bad ass..had no idea he owns a gun, but good for him!! U come into a store with the intent to rob it, the owner has the right to take you out!! Bravo owner, Bravo!!

  12. geeM says:

    Ditto on the Bravo

  13. Mark says:

    I live near this shop and that place is sketchy. There are always shady characters hanging out on the corner. My gut feeling is there is probably something more to this story.

    1. mac says:

      Well Mark, please let us know what that is when YOU get the low-down on it!

      1. Mark says:

        Another news source reports that the person who was shot and in critical condition was a customer and not a suspect in the robbery.Unclear as to whether that customer was shot by the store owner or one of the suspects. In any event, I hope they are okay.

  14. Good job says:

    Thanks for getting another idiot of the streets for good cause you know the other idiots will be out in a few years.

  15. Trey says:

    I agree he should have blown him away….but isn’t gun ownership in CA illegal? Is the shop owner arrested too?

  16. Randy King says:

    Have a story about a citizen protecting himself and his business lawfully with a firearm, it gets a one paragraph blip on page 83 in Tuesday’s paper. But if he used the gun illegally, it;d be front page news. Or if the “victims” are minorities, you can bet the ACLU will be suing him on their behalf because they are poor, misunderstood, discriminated against victims and shouldn’t be blamed. Thank your liberal politicians, lawyers, and judges for that, people.

    1. A-hole says:

      you could not have said it better

  17. Caligula says:

    i would have chopped them up and fed them to the lions.

  18. A-hole says:

    Our second admendment at work. If we keep letting these politicians ( obummer administration) who try to amend the second admendment and take away the rights to protect our family and friends and ourselves, we would probably be reading about a dead store clerk.

  19. danglingjohnson says:

    My hero…

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