Crime and Safety

Two teenagers suspected of shooting, armed robbery taken into custody

Torrance, California – Two teenagers who are considered responsible for a shooting near the Del Amo Fashion Center on December 14 and a carjacking that occurred immediately after the shooting incident have been taken into custody by Torrance police from the Los Angeles Police Department.

On January 4, the Los Angeles Police Department apprehended one suspect who was in possession of two guns. Sgt. Mark Ponegalek of the Torrance Police Department said the second suspect was arrested soon afterward by another law enforcement agency.

The two suspects were taken into custody by detectives from the Torrance Police Department on Thursday, and they were arrested on suspicion of murder and armed robbery.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the center, in the south parking lot of BJ’s Restaurant, 3525 W. Carson St., at around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 14. According to Ponegalek, they discovered evidence of a shooting in the parking lot.

Fortunately, none of the three victims of the incident were harmed.

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