Suspects open fire outside Melrose clothing store in broad daylight in brazen robbery attempt

Dramatic video shows the moments a group of suspects tried to chase down a victim in a brazen robbery attempt in the Melrose District.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a man noticed he was getting followed by two men coming from a nearby alley in the Melrose District on April 10 at around 6 p.m. The man, who told LAPD he was wearing an expensive watch at the time, sprinted into a store on Melrose Avenue before the suspects followed the man and started firing six shots in the man's direction.


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LAPD said the suspects fired about six rounds toward the man's direction. The victim was not hit by the gunfire, LAPD said.

On April 18, LAPD found an arrested 22-year-old Jamario Ray in connection to the violent robbery attempt. Ray is being charged with attempted murder and the bail was set at $1 million.

Ray was also booked for the no-bail parole violation warrant, LAPD said.

While Ray is behind bars, LAPD is still searching for the second suspect. The second suspect is described as a Black man in his 20s, listed at about 6 feet. Below is a surveillance image of the second suspect.


A second suspect remains on the run after a shocking video showed two suspects chasing down and opening fire at a victim's direction in a brazen robbery attempt. PHOTO: LAPD.

Anyone with information on the incident or the two suspects is asked to call 213-486-6840.

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