41-year-old Dushine James Smith attempted an armed robbery Sunday night (January 13th) in Corona, California.
Dushine had no criminal record in any county nearby, so he was either unlucky for his very first crime or very good for a long time. Either way, Dushine chose a random victim Sunday night... only, his victim didn't play the role.
The man Dushine targeted was an off-duty police officer from another city. As Dushine attempted to rob him, the officer drew his concealed weapon and opened fire.
Dushine fled the scene and was taken to the hospital by unidentified men. He expired at the hospital.