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Deadly shootout as pot shop robbery goes bad

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An attempted holdup at a North Park medical marijuana dispensary erupted in gunfire Friday, leaving a security guard wounded and a suspected robber dead, authorities reported.

The shootout at the shop near the intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.

One of the two suspected thieves died at the scene, a dispatcher said. The other ran off and sped out of the area in a white sedan, possibly a Mercedes-Benz. Witnesses described him as a roughly 6-foot, 190-pound black man in a blue hooded sweatshirt, homicide Lt. Manuel Del Toro told reporters.

Medics took the wounded security officer to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of a bullet wound to the abdomen. He underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, the lieutenant said.


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