Los Angeles Taco Bell employee shot dead after argument over fake $20 bill: report

LOS ANGELES– A Taco Bell employee was fatally shot at a Los Angeles drive-thru on Saturday after reportedly refusing to accept a counterfeit $20 bill.

Fox 11 reported that the shooting occurred at about 11 p.m. at the Avalon Boulevard location. The employee, who was a father of three, was described as a 41-year-old man. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene, the report said. He was shot in the torso with a semiautomatic handgun. The report said another victim at the location suffered stab wounds. 

FILE: The Taco Bell employee was reportedly working at the Los Angeles location to make extra money for his family (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The family of the deceased victim identified him as Alejandro Garcia, according to ABC 7. They told the outlet that the dispute was over a fake $20 bill. He was reportedly working the night shift with his son. 

FILE: The LAPD identified the suspects as as two males between 20 and 25 years old. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

FILE: The LAPD identified the suspects as as two males between 20 and 25 years old. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
((Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

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“I guess they got upset and they just started shooting,” Nancy Garcia del Sol, a cousin, told the station.  “My nephew was close by so he closed the window but the shots … they went in. [Garcia] got shot in the heart, and that’s what killed him, and he died there … in front of his son’s presence.”

The family told ABC 7 that the victim worked at the store one night a week to pull in a few extra dollars for his family.

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The suspects have not been caught. They have been described as males between 20 and 25 years old, the report said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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