La Crescenta officials say a man robbed a Rite Aid Pharmacy on Friday afternoon in the 2600 block of Foothill Boulevard. After that he ran into a nearby cellphone store and told everyone to get out, locking himself inside. The La Crescenta Valley Police blocked roads between Raymond and Rosemont Avenue. and shut down all the stores in the shopping center. When deputies and SWAT team members entered the locked store they found the man dead from self- inflicted wounds.
The roads are now opened but the stores are still closed.