Friday night, minutes before midnight, a 19-year-old man armed with a gun was attempting to rob a taco stand at Century Boulevard and San Pedro Streets in Green Meadows when a an employee pulled gun of his own and shot him to death.
The preliminary investigation suggests the suspected robber accompanied by two other suspects were taken by surprise when one of two taco stand employees, a 40 year old man, fired multiple rounds, striking the 19-year-old in the chest. The wounded alleged robber was transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
The two other robbery suspects ran off.
The employee turned himself in at the LAPD's Southeast Division station. No further information was available at this time.