Black Friday Suicide: Man Dies in Store After Standoff
Suspect allegedly robbed a pharmacy before shooting himself
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2013 9:32 AM CST
File photo of Black Friday shoppers.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

(Newser) – Black Friday shoppers were evacuated yesterday after a man with a gun allegedly stole prescription drugs from a Rite Aid pharmacy, then ran into a wireless store in the same California shopping center, causing an hours-long standoff with police after which the man was found dead, KTLA reports. The suspect died "apparently by his own hand" last night, according to the LA County Sheriff's Department; authorities did not fire any shots, NBC Los Angeles reports. The man had threatened to take hostages, but the employees inside Connect Wireless in La Crescenta's Marketplace Shopping Center managed to escape.

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Dec 1, 2013 12:49 PM CST
shop till you drop!
Dec 1, 2013 4:56 AM CST
1. Maybe, if he had signed up for the ACA and found out he qualified for Medicaid, he could have received some drugs for free. 2. This depression that nobody is talking about with 15%+ unemployed and 92-1/2 million people not working has many people depressed. 3. Remember, all of you that voted for more socialism twice, you're getting exactly what you voted for. 4. Further, in 2014 and 2016 if anybody votes for an incumbent in either of our two "ruling parties" they are voting for more of the same irresponsible government. The incumbents have created this mess over the generations they have been in office. There is a chance left for America if the plebeians wake up and flush the fecal mass in DC is down the 4" pipe in 2014 and 2016. Peace in this holiday season.
Sativa H. Indica
Nov 30, 2013 7:17 PM CST
*edited because of the jerk who responded.