Posted June 28, 2010, 9:46 a.m.
Matthew Butcher, a 27-year-old white man, was shot and killed Thursday, June 24, in the 1300 block of West Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Butcher was working at Higher Path Holistic Care, a medical marijuana dispensary, about 4:15 p.m. when four suspects entered. At gunpoint, they ordered Butcher and another employee to lie face-down on the ground as they ransacked the facility for marijuana and money, police sources said.
Although Butcher and the other worker did not resist, the attackers shot them, killing Butcher and critically wounding the other, according to police sources.
They said the account of the shooting came from the surviving victim, who has been able to speak with detectives from his hospital bed.
Before fleeing, the suspects removed the videotape from the facility's surveillance system, according to the police officials.
Matt Butcher was the son ...
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