Incredible video out of Los Angeles shows a brazen armed robbery attempt, but the potential victim was also armed and managed to shoot two of the suspects.
“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.
The suspects who attempted the robbery were apprehended by officers a short time later and found to have suffered non-life-threatening gun shots wounds.
The suspects have been identified as:
Suspect -1 – Nicholas Brown 22-years-old from Los Angeles. Brown was booked for Attempt Robbery, and currently on Parole. Injury sustained gun shot wound to upper left thigh.
Suspect-2 – Markeil Hayes 28-year-old from Los Angeles. Hayes was booked for Attempt Robbery, and currently on Parole. Injury sustained a gun shot wound to the right calf."
LAPD says they are now seeking the driver of the getaway car who drove off after his two partners were shot. They say that suspect is described as a “male, Black and is the driver of silver/grey Dodge Avenger -suspect outstanding.”