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San Diego police investigate robbery, possible shooting in Pacific Beach

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

San Diego police are investigating a reported robbery and shooting in Pacific Beach on Sunday night.

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Garnet Avenue, around 10:15 p.m., according to the San Diego Police Department.

The owner of Beach Wave Smoke Shop told NBC 7 a customer and another person came in to buy nitrous aero gas, a common product at the shop. The person acted like they were going to pay but then snatched the product off the counter and ran.

The owner said he chased them outside but he stopped when the thief told him he had a gun.

A restaurant employee at a popular burger spot nearby, The Friendly, tried to help and chased the suspect, the restaurant owner, Bruce Heelan, told NBC 7. Heelan was not at the restaurant at the time, but received a phone call from another employee detailing what happened.

Police said as the suspect was leaving in a vehicle being driven by another person, the suspect reportedly fired a shot at someone, and the bullet hit the building. However, Heelan said he could not confirm details about shots being fired.

No one was injured, SDPD said.

The suspect then took off in the vehicle. No suspect was yet in custody.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.