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