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Arleta Store Owner Shot Dead During Apparent Robbery

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ARLETA (CBSLA.com) — The 34-year-old owner of a San Fernando Valley wireless store was fatally shot Monday night during an apparent robbery.

The incident occurred shortly after 8:40 p.m. at a store near Woodman Avenue and Osborne Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Another bystander flagged a passing fire truck to help a man who was apparently shot,” explained Lt. Paul Vernon.

Emergency personnel found Nestor Hernandez shot multiple times, lying on the sidewalk, just feet from his business.

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“It appeared he was closing the business when the confrontation that led to his death occurred,” Vernon said. “The man died at the scene, and a woman later arrived, who claimed to be his wife, and confirmed him as the store owner since February.”

A heavy-set Latino man in his 30s with a shaved head was seen running from the store, police said.

Anyone with information about the crime was urged to call Det. Efren Gutierrez, Mission Homicide Unit, at (818)838-9948.

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