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Man Killed Trying to Hold Up Marijuana Dispensary Truck

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A Santa Ana man was shot dead while trying to rob a marijuana dispensary truck along with three friends in Brea on Wednesday night.20-year-old Minh Kinh Dang was killed and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder according to Brea police. while trying to steal marijuana from a medical marijuana deliveryman, and three other men were jailed on suspicion of robbery and felony murder.

The men approached the truck around 8:15 p.m. in the Birchwood Village apartment complex in Brea. When Dang whipped out a gun, the marijuana delivery man's security guard shot him, according to the OC Weekly. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

KPCC reports:

The security guard fired three shots at Dang, who was holding a handgun, he said. Arriving officers found Dang dead at the scene. Earl Augustus Austin, 19, of Santa Ana and James Yi, 18, of Irvine were arrested on suspicion of robbery and murder. A third suspect whom police have not yet identified also was arrested.

Austin and Yi were being held on $1 million in bail each, according to jail records.

The name of the dispensary has not been released and the incident remains under investigation. The OC Weekly lists numerous
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classified ads for marijuana dispensaries that offer delivery services in the area.