Carlos Alberto Martinez, a 61-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Sunday, May 7, in the 6500 block of South Normandie Avenue in Harvard Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8 p.m., Martinez was inside the store he owned, Martinez Market, along with a cashier, when two men wearing skintight hooded sweatshirts walked in, Los Angeles Police Det. Dave Garrido said.
One of the men, who had a gun, pointed it at Martinez, who also was armed. The two men then exchanged gunfire, Garrido said.
Martinez was struck during the shooting and was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:10 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Later that night, detectives were notified of a gunshot victim at a local hospital and determined that the man was one of the suspects in the armed robbery, Garrido said.
The man, identified by the coroner’s office as Alex ...