By Jenn Jacques
June 1, 2017
A 15-year-old armed robber picked the wrong ‘victim’ when he and two 14-year-old accomplices attempted to rob an off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection Friday night.
The incident happened shortly before 8:15 p.m. in the area of First Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Arcadia, California.
The customs agent was walking on a sidewalk when he was attacked from behind by three suspects – two 14-year-olds and an armed 15-year-old identified as Pasadena resident Darius Smith, authorities said.
One of the assailants allegedly repeatedly struck the agent in the head as another pointed a gun at him and demanded his property.
“The victim thought the subjects were going to rob and shoot him so he retrieved his department-issued handgun,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Caroline Rodriguez said. “The victim shot at the subjects in an effort to defend himself.”
Two of the suspects…
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