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Two suspects arrested in connection with string of 7-Eleven shootings and burglaries

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Photos of Malik Patt (left) and Jason Payne, who were arrested on July 15 in connection to a string of 7-Eleven robberies and shootings that left two dead and three injured on July 11.

On Friday, two individuals were arrested in connection with the string of 7-Eleven attacks that occurred on July 11.

Malik D. Patt, 20, and Jason Payne, 44, are accused of participating in the string of 7-Eleven store robberies that left two people dead and three others injured. The incidents occurred at six different 7-Eleven stores, including ones in Upland, Ontario, and Riverside.

During a press conference on Friday, law enforcement officials were unable to provide details on the motives for the crimes or how the men had been found. In addition to 7-Eleven robberies, accused shooter Malik Patt was also arrested in connection to a July 9 murder in Los Angeles.

Jonathan Linden is a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and had previously interned for the station in the Spring of 2019. Outside of KVCR, Jonathan also interned for KALW in San Francisco, KFI in Burbank, and Radio HCJB in Quito, Ecuador.