Suspect dead, security guard wounded in North Park shootout
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An attempted holdup at a North Park medical marijuana dispensary erupted in gunfire Friday, leaving a security guard wounded and a suspected robber dead, authorities reported.
The shootout at the shop near the intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego police.
One of three suspected thieves died at the scene, a dispatcher said. The other two ran off and sped out of the area in a white sedan.
Medics took the wounded security officer to Scripps Mercy Hospital, SDPD public-affairs Officer Mark Herring said. The victim’s condition was not immediately available.