Armed robber kills donut shop worker for trying to detain him

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By: Chan Yuan 

(Scroll down for video) A donut shop worker is dead after trying to detain an armed robber who stole cash from his store, prosecutors in California said.

Now, the suspected robber is facing a capital murder charge for the slaying of the donut shop worker in South Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

38-year-old Travell Mossett was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance of murder during the commission of a robbery and a special allegation he personally used an edged weapon.

He was arraigned in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. Mossett walked into a fried chicken and donut shop around 9:15 p.m., and placed an order.

Prosecutors said that Mossett then allegedly jumped over a counter and stole cash out of a register. Mossett fled and 29-year-old Andy Ung, who works at the shop, gave chase.

Prosecutors said that Mossett then is accused of fatally stabbing Ung in a parking lot. Prosecutors are recommending Mossett be held without bail.

If convicted as charged, Mossett could face life without possibility of parole or the death penalty. The decision on whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.