Jose Angel Arroyo, a 23-year-old Latino, died Wednesday, June 6, after he was shot at 1130 Peck Road in South El Monte, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Arroyo and his girlfriend went to the Shell Station at Durfee Avenue and Peck Road to purchase gas on Monday, June 4, and went inside the store to pay about 1:45 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.
In the store, Arroyo, a gang member, “had a little conversation” with another man who was involved in a rival gang, according to Alfred.
The man returned to his car to pump his gas, and Arroyo and his girlfriend followed a few minutes later, Alfred said.
The girlfriend kept walking to their car, which was parked on the opposite side of the pumps from the rival gang member's vehicle, but Arroyo ...