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A West Los Angeles man and his wife were arrested in the shooting death of the assistant manager of a Lucky supermarket during a robbery, El Monte police said. Ruben Martinez, 50, and Yvonne Martinez, 28, were booked on suspicion of murder and robbery after police found them hiding in a trash dumpster at a condominium complex near the market, Detective Ken Whary said. They allegedly were holding up a cashier at the Peck Road supermarket when assistant manager Anthony James Pusateri, 54, tried to intercede, Whary said. “There was a scuffle between the suspects and Pusateri, and the gun went off,” Whary said.


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