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Security guard killed during gun battle at illegal pot dispensary

Tuesday February 17, 2015 10:07 AM

By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

A security guard was shot to death late Monday after exchanging gunfire with two people who tried to rob an illegal pot dispensary in San Bernardino, Calif., police said.

It is unclear how many rounds were exchanged between the security guard and the suspects, who escaped.

The drama unfolded just before 10 p.m. when two people forced their way into the back entrance of the dispensary in the 2800 block West Rialto Avenue, said San Bernardino Police Lt. Rich Lawhead.

After the two suspects entered the dispensary, the security guard and the suspects fired multiple rounds at each other.

The guard was shot and died from his wounds, he said.

Detectives found a trail of blood leading away from the business, Lawhead said, and police believe one or both of the suspects was shot during the exchange of gunfire.

Detectives hope to obtain video surveillance from inside the dispensary to get more details about the shooting.

But because marijuana dispensaries are illegal in San Bernardino, its operators were hesitant to turn over surveillance footage, he said.

It s going to be a challenging investigation, Lawhead said.

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Security guard shot death, another injured at Homewood bar

February 17, 2015 6:19 AM

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One security guard was killed and another injured in a shooting at a Homewood bar late Monday night.

Pittsburgh police were called shortly before midnight to the Rendezvous Phase III bar at 7232 Hamilton Ave. for reports of shots fired, according to city public safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler.

A security guard was shot multiple times and was taken to UPMC Presbyterian, where he was pronounced dead. The Allegheny County medical examiner s office has not yet released his name.

A female security guard was grazed in the arm, Ms.

Toler said.

Witnesses told police that one of the shooting suspects crashed his vehicle near Homewood Avenue and Kelly Street, where the suspect was treated for minor injuries and taken into custody.

Port Authority police assisted.

Police have scheduled a news conference at 9:30 this morning to provide more details of the shooting.

A year ago this month, the bar was the scene of a fatal shooting in which Vincent Holt Jr., 27, of Homewood was killed and six others injured.


Security Guard Shot & Killed Inside Homewood Bar

HOMEWOOD (KDKA)- Pittsburgh Police are questioning a suspect in connection with a deadly bar shooting in Homewood.

It happened just after midnight at the Rendezvous Phase III bar on Hamilton Avenue.

Officers were called to the bar for a call of shots being fired. When they arrived, they found a female security guard with a grazing wound to the arm. They also found a male security staff member suffering from three gunshot wounds.

Deion Nesbitt, 24, was transported to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The actors fled the scene, but witnesses indicated that one of them crashed near the corner of Homewood Avenue and Kelly Street.

Port Authority Police located the crash scene.

One suspect was detained at the crash scene, and was treated for minor injuries.

They were taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Homicide detectives are investigating the case.

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