“14- and 15-year old armed robbers… this is who has guns in California. Looks like those gun laws are really working in the Golden State!” You are right! No doubt about it!
By Jenn Jacques
June 1, 2017
A 15-year-old armed robber picked the wrong ‘victim’ when he and two 14-year-old accomplices attempted to rob an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday night.
The incident happened shortly before 8:15 p.m. in the area of First Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Arcadia, California.
The customs agent was walking on a sidewalk when he was attacked from behind by three suspects – two 14-year-olds and an armed 15-year-old identified as Pasadena resident Darius Smith, authorities said.
One of the assailants allegedly repeatedly struck the agent in the head as another pointed a gun at him and demanded his property.
“The victim thought the subjects were going to rob and shoot him so he retrieved his department-issued handgun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Caroline Rodriguez said. “The victim shot at the subjects in an effort to defend himself.”
Two of the suspects…
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