• Matt Esnayra

Two arrested in a deadly 7-Eleven crime spree that left 2 dead.

Photo via the Brea Police Dept.

Police arrested two men in connection to a series of robberies at multiple 7-Elevens, that left two people dead and three others wounded, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Why it matters:

The robberies gripped the southern California region, spanning four counties, seven police departments, and six 7-Eleven stores that started on July 11 or 7/11, the date the chain store started celebrating the anniversary of its classic Slurpees drinks.

  • Store clerk Matthew Hirsch, age 40, was shot and killed at the 7-Eleven in Brea, and Matthew Rule, a 24-year-old customer, was shot in the parking lot of a Santa Ana 7-Eleven store.

  • A customer in Riverside was shot in the head and is in grave condition, per KNBC.

  • The suspects robbed stores in Ontario, Upland, Riverside, Santa Ana, Brea, and La Habra.

  • One victim Russell Browning was shot in the face as he sat in his car outside the 7-Eleven in La Habra, he told FOX 11.

  • 7-Eleven offered a $100,000 reward on Wednesday for information leading to the suspect's capture.

State of play: Authorities arrest Los Angeles residents 20-year-old Malike Patt and 44-year-old Jason Payne.

  • The authorities think Patt and Payne are prime suspects in a robbery at a Yum Yum Donuts store.

  • Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said he will file murder charges against the suspects next week. He said Patt will be charged in a way that will lead to no bail, per ABC 7.

  • Police Departments in La Habra and Brea believe they’re seeking the same suspects.

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