UPDATED WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12:
Authorities have arrested a man on suspicion of fatally shooting a Taco Bell employee Saturday in South Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Police Department named 39-year-old Jonathan Madden as the suspect late Tuesday. He was arrested Monday at his home in South L.A., police said. Madden is accused of shooting 41-year-old Alejandro Garcia Galicia shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, police said.
LOS ANGELES – Investigators for the Los Angeles Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man who shot and killed a Taco Bell employee late Saturday night at the fast-food chain’s restaurant located in South LA.
Officer Norma Eisenman, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, told media outlets that the incident unfolded around 11 p.m. Saturday, when a male suspect drove up to the drive-thru window at the Taco Bell on the 9900 block of Avalon Boulevard and attempted to purchase food with counterfeit money.
The employee working the drive-thru window reportedly argued with the suspect and refused to accept the fake money at which point the suspect opened fire through the drive-thru window striking the employee.
According to the LAPD, the employee who was not identified and described as a 41-year-old Hispanic male, was shot multiple times in the torso and died at the scene.
The suspect fled in a black or dark colored sedan and no further details were released.
Anyone with information is asked to call LAPD investigators at 213 972-7813 or contact Los Angeles Crime Stoppers, http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/, (800) 222-8477 or email@example.com.