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Shooter On The Run After Killing Quizno's Owner During Robbery

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Authorities are searching for a suspect wanted for shooting and killing the owner of a Quizno's in San Dimas following a robbery at the store.

The suspect reportedly held up the sub shop with a semi-automatic handgun yesterday afternoon at 3:20 p.m., threatening to kill the store's two customers. After handing over a bag of cash, the owner, 62 year-old Pravin Patel, followed the robber out to the parking lot, according to CBS L.A.. Following a brief struggle between the two men, Patel was shot once in the torso and the suspect fled the scene on foot. Following the arrival of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, Patel was airlifted by paramedics in critical condition, but was pronounced dead late last night.

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies continue to look for the suspect, who is described as male, white or Hispanic, age 25-30, approximately 6 feet tall and 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black cap, black shirt, and dark shorts with a plaid pattern. Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Rebecca Rodriguez told CBS L.A. that in the event of a robbery, “You just want to be cooperative. If somebody has a gun, just give them your money. And then we will investigate later. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.”