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Robbery Suspect Dies in Shootout at San Diego Pot Dispensary; Security Guard Wounded

The incident took place Friday outside a medical marijuana dispensary in North Park.

Marijuana. Patch file photo.
Marijuana. Patch file photo.

An attempted holdup at a North Park medical marijuana dispensary erupted in gunfire today, leaving a security guard wounded and a suspected robber dead.

The shootout at the shop in the 3800 block of Ray Street occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.

One of two suspected thieves died at the scene. 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 sweat shirt, 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.

—City News Service

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