LOS ANGELES – Authorities Wednesday identified a man who was fatally shot — allegedly by an 83-year-old man — in the parking lot of a grocery store in Westchester.
The shooting occurred about 4 p.m. Tuesday outside the Amazon Fresh store in the 6800 block of La Cienega Boulevard near the Ladera Heights area.
YanCarlos Santiago, 31, died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
Richard Strickland was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. He was being held in lieu of $3 million bail, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.
Several witnesses told Fox11 that a man and woman were arguing in the parking lot of the Amazon Fresh store when an older man came down from the balcony of an adjacent apartment building to intervene.
“The older man pulled out the gun,” a witness told Fox11. “He pulled it out twice; first time he pulled it out like a warning and then as he was going to put it away he turned his back, the (victim) took off his shirt like he was going to fight and started spewing derogatory statements at him and at that point the (older) gentleman turned around and shot him.”