A man who allegedly shot a jewelry store owner in the chest during a botched holdup in Encino was arrested later at a hospital when he sought treatment for a gunshot wound he suffered when the owner shot him, police said Thursday.
Theodore Hasan, 47, of Ontario was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and held in lieu of $500,000 bail, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee.
Store owner Sahag Ohannessian, 63, of Encino shot his assailant during the Tuesday robbery attempt, police said, adding that the merchant is hospitalized in stable condition.
The robber entered Pascal Jewelers & Watches on Ventura Boulevard about 11 a.m. posing as a customer, Lee said. When the man pointed a semiautomatic gun at an employee, Ohannessian opened fire on the robber, the officer said.