A suspected robber was shot and killed — allegedly by an accomplice — during an attempted robbery at a convenience store in El Sereno on Friday, police said.
The incident took place near the intersection of Ithaca and Hollister avenues (map) at about 11:15 a.m., according to Sgt. Jose Covarrubias of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The two alleged robbers entered the store — one with a rifle and the other with a machete — and got into some kind of altercation with the store owner, Officer Bruce Borihanh said.
During the altercation, the person carrying the machete was shot by the one with the rifle, according to Borihanh.
It was unclear what actions led to the gun being fired.
The person who was shot was pronounced dead at the scene and the shooter was taken into custody, Covarrubias said.
The store owner was slightly injured in the incident, which was witnessed by several people, Detective Mike Zolezzi said.