LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect in connection to the murder of a pizza delivery man.
Murder charges were officially filed Monday against Jose Beltran for the death of Juan David Vasquez, 20. He was arrested on Aug. 19 by officers from the LAPD’s Rampart division.
Vasquez was shot in the head in what authorities are calling a road-rage incident while driving two co-workers home in the early morning hours of August 7. The youngest of four children, Vasquez worked two jobs to help support his family. He was a bus boy at one restaurant and delivered pizzas for another.
The shooting took place at Silver Lake Boulevard and West Scott Place.
Beltran lives with his mother, not far from the crime scene police said. Officials said Beltran was identified as the murder suspect by a witness.
Beltran will be arraigned Wednesday. He is being held at the LA County Jail on $1 million bail.
Vasquez’s mother took her son off life support on her birthday. She returned his body to Mexico last week for burial.