From the Los Angeles Times of April 7, 2004:
Store Owner Kills Armed Robber
A jewelry store owner shot an intruder to death during an attempted robbery Tuesday, authorities said.
The owner opened fire after three armed men entered the store in the 200 block of East Sepulveda Boulevard about 4:45 p.m., demanded jewels and cash, and started shooting, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. The intruders fled, apparently empty-handed, and the one who had been shot collapsed and died in a nearby market.