An off-duty security guard shot a man who attempted to rob him outside Gardena's Indoor Swap Meet, police said Sunday.
The shooting happened at 6:18 p.m. Saturday at 2040 Rosecrans Ave. after the suspect, 35, tried to take the 41-year-old security guard's cell phone and other personal items, Gardena police said.
"The victim of the robbery was an off-duty security guard who was approached by the suspect who simulated a handgun and demanded property," police Lt. Steve Prendergast said. "The victim, in fear for his life, shot the suspect once in the stomach."
Police said in a news release that the suspect collapsed inside the swap meet and was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery.
Police on Sunday did not know his condition.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting is asked to call Gardena police detectives at 310-217-9653.