Chula Vista California

Shootout at the Otay Ranch

April 7, 2011: 2:42 PM ET

A gun battle in a California Apple Store leaves one suspect dead -- a first for Apple

Image: CBS 8, San Diego

At 6:45 a.m. Monday, according to police, two armed men smashed the glass door of the Otay Ranch Apple Store in Chula Vista, Calif., and came upon the store manager and a security guard. One of the suspects pulled out a pistol and began shooting. The guard, who was armed, returned fire.

In the ensuing gun battle, some 40 shots were exchanged. The suspects, still shooting, ran to a car and sped off. But the car smashed into a pole in the shopping mall parking lot. A man and a woman fled the car, leaving the driver, who died on the spot with a bullet wound to the head.

According to, it was the first gunfight in an Apple Store and the first fatality, although an Apple (AAPL) store employee was shot and wounded during a 2009 robbery attempt in Virginia.


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