A liquor store clerk in the Highland Park area who was assaulted with a scooter, has passed away as a result of his injuries, according to authorities.
Steven Reyes, a 68-year-old store clerk, was attacked outside the business around 8 p.m. on Thursday, according to reports.
Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department said that a group of four minors, two boys and two girls, entered the liquor store and allegedly tried to steal various items. Reyes attempted to stop the teenagers, when one of them reportedly struck him over the head with a scooter. Witnesses told police that the adolescents ran off with a case of beer.
Liquor store owner dies after being assaulted with scooter by group of teens in Highland Parkhttps://t.co/9m7i3DAhqu— LAPDCTD (@LAPDCTD24) October 7, 2022
In video footage recorded at the scene, Reyes’ face and portions of his body are blurred out so his injuries are hidden, and bystanders are seen tending to him on the sidewalk. Later in the recording, paramedics are seen tending to the injured store clerk as witnesses are speaking with the responding officers.
Reyes was taken to a hospital for treatment but succumbed to his injuries. There is no description of the teenagers, and the investigation is ongoing, according to reports.
“When I first got the news I wasn’t upset at the people unfortunately, I was more upset at my dad for risking his life for something he knew wasn’t his or didn’t own the business. But he has such good work ethics, that he was such a good employee. He did what he had to do,” Reyes daughter, Nelle, told Fox 11.
Nelle Reyes created a GoFundMe page that has raised almost $14k of the $15,000 goal.
“Steven Reyes is an immigrant from the Philippines who among many other immigrants, came to the US in search for a better life,” the page stated. “Here in LA is where he met his wife and started a family. He is a son, a father, a brother, a good friend, and a hard worker. Steven had a loving heart and cared for everyone and always made sure that his family was safe.”
Just more of Democrat’s beloved junkies CRIME WAVE of 75 MURDERS DAILY and MILLIONS of OTHER DAILY CRIMES…
Assuming these teens are caught, which is unlikely, what will happen to them? Will they be charged with murder, or at least intentional assault, or will they get a slap on the wrist and let go because “they didn’t know any better”? In this day and age, I suspect the latter.
You’re just not safe in NiggeRAT cities!