A man who tried to rob a medical marijuana clinic at gunpoint and then exchanged gunfire with an employee who chased after him remained at large Wednesday, police said.
The attempted robbery and shooting occurred about 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Safe Life Caregiver Store in the 3000 block of West Olympic Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
The subject rang the front doorbell, and when the attendant let him enter, he pulled a handgun and ran from the clinic with "a trash bag full of marijuana," police said.
The clinic attendant, who was armed with a handgun, chased after him and the pair exchanged shots, but neither man was hurt, police said. The subject dropped the bag of marijuana and escaped.
Anyone with more information about the crime can call detectives Luis Corona or Sergio Martinez at 213-382-9460.