UPDATE: AUGUST 13 — Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of a shoe store employee who tried to break up a fight over a sneaker raffle on Melrose Avenue in the Fairfax district, KTLA reports.
The store was holding a raffle at around noon on Wednesday when a fight broke out between a group of men and women, police say. According to the Los Angeles Times, an employee called a co-worker, Jayren Bradford, to help handle the situation.
When Bradford, 26, arrived, a crowd of people confronted him. Then someone in the crowd pulled out a gun and shot Bradford once before fleeing in a sedan, heading north on Genesee Avenue. Bradford was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.
The juvenile, who was not named because of his age, was taken into custody at around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on State Street in South Gate, the Los Angeles Times reports, and was booked on suspicion of murder.
Detectives say they plan to present a murder case to county prosecutors next week. Video footage of the incident and numerous tips from witnesses helped them make an arrest.
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