Accused Robber Accidentally Shoots, Kills Accomplice: Police

A man who tried to hold up a market in El Sereno shot and killed his partner in a scuffle with the business owner, police said

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    Two allegedly armed men attempted to rob a convenience store in El Sereno Friday morning when a struggle ensued between the owner and robbers, ending with an accomplice dead at the scene. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC4 News at 5 p.m from El Sereno Friday, July 18, 2014. (Published Friday, Jul 18, 2014)

    A market robber is believed to have accidentally killed his accomplice during a fight with the owner of the El Sereno store they were robbing Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

    A 21-year-old man allegedly shot a 35-year-old man at the market at 11:15 a.m., according to police.

    "There was an altercation with the store owner, who tried to take the rifle away,'' LAPD officer Nuria Vanegas said.

    The man who was shot was wielding a machete, police said.

    The men's names were not immediately released.

    The store owner was uninjured.

    El Sereno is about 8 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.

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