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Man Shot by Pot Dispensary Security Guard Near LAX ID'd

William Dion Carter of Gardena collapsed and died in front of a hotel.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A suspected robber fatally shot outside an airport-area medical marijuana clinic by a security guard was identified today as a 38-year-old Gardena man.

William Dion Carter collapsed and died in front of a hotel in the wake of Wednesday's roughly 12:15 p.m. shooting near Nature's Cure Inc. at 5300 W. Century Blvd., according to the coroner's office and Los Angeles police.

Two men came into the store, and shots were exchanged, a police spokeswoman said.

A suspect vehicle seen fleeing the area was described as dark, 7-series BMW.

--City News Service


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