Two suspects were in custody Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a vendor at a makeshift food stand in the South Park section of South Los Angeles.
Police declined to provide details of the arrests or the names of the suspects. Los Angeles police Officer Norma Eisenman said the suspects have not yet been booked.
According to police and the coroner’s office, 30-year-old Alvaro Mata- Rizo of Bell Gardens was approached by several suspects around 11 p.m. Friday at the intersection of East 51st Street and McKinley Avenue, and one of them fired a single shot.
Investigators believe robbery may have been the motive behind the shooting.
Mata-Rizo was married with a 2-year-old son, and worked six days a week, sometimes giving free food to people who could not pay, ABC7 reported.
— City News Service