A 13-year-old is detained after killing a Highland Park liquor shop employee

Authorities with the Los Angeles Police Department said on Thursday that a 13-year-old has been detained in connection with the murder of a Highland Park liquor shop clerk, and they are now seeking the public’s assistance in finding the other minor suspects.

Officers from the Northeast Division responded to a robbery report on the evening of October 6 outside Tony’s Market, which is located close to the intersection of Figueroa Street and E Avenue 40.

Investigators quickly found four individuals under the legal drinking age entering the liquor store and attempting to steal many things, including a case of beer, after they arrived on the scene. One of the youngsters ran over 68-year-old Steven Reyes with a scooter when Reyes attempted to stop them.

After being taken to the hospital, Reyes passed away.

This story will be updated soon as more information is available.

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