Deadly shootout at California pot farm
September 26, 2014
A man attempting to to rob a Central Valley marijuana farm died in a violent gun battle last week. [Fresno Bee]
Law enforcement officials say three people tried to rob an illegal marijuana farm on Sept. 18 in Cutler, about 35 miles southeast of Fresno. But, the robbers were met with gunfire that killed one of them and left another injured.
Robbery suspect Eduardo Tienda, 25, died, and a 16-year-old suspect suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Officers arrested the third suspect, 34-year-old Jose Luis Tienda.
Authorities also arrested the two men who were guarding the farm. They were charged with cultivating marijuana for sale.
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