Store Owner Shot to Death in Apparent Robbery NR133231pv
Do You Recognize this Shooter?
Los Angeles: Detectives have released an image of the shooter who killed Nester Hernandez as he closed up his business on Woodman Avenue last Monday night.
“It’s apparent the shooter appears suddenly from the victim’s right,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, commanding officer of the Mission Detective Division. “There’s no real confrontation, just an immediate assault. It’s deliberate, premeditated and tends to show it’s a grudge.”
The 34-year-old store owner was shot four times and died at the scene.
The suspect was wearing an over-sized white jersey and a white baseball cap with a dark brim. Witnesses said he appeared to be Hispanic and in his thirties. The video clearly shows him firing a shotgun.
Police did not release the video out of respect to the victim’s family. “Suffice to say, the shooting is graphic and disturbing. This is the best image we have of the suspect,” Lt. Vernon explained. Police hope that anyone who knows this suspect personally will recognize him from the image.
Detectives also released a second image of a woman seen entering the tattoo shop immediately following the shooting. They believe she is the nearest eyewitness to the shooting and would like to talk to her.
Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of the 34-year-old
owner of a wireless phone store on Woodman Avenue. Around 8:40 PM, July
8, witnesses reported seeing a heavy-set man confronting the victim on
the sidewalk in front of the store front.
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