CALIFORNIA – (LAPD) – The Los Angeles Police Department’s Wilshire Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in finding the victim and witnesses to assist in this attempt robbery where shots were fired by the victim. Detectives have recovered surveillance video which captured this incident in detail.
On Monday, July 19, 2021, around 7:10 p.m., two suspects exited from an idling Dodge Avenger near Melrose Avenue and Vista Street and confronted the victim with handgun in hand. Words were apparently exchanged, and the victim ultimately produces a handgun, apparently to defend himself and others in his group from the would-be robbery suspects. The victim fired his weapon towards the suspects and then all parties immediately fled the location.