Arleta Store Owner Shot Dead During Apparent Robbery
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.
“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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