An 18-year-old man died early Saturday after being shot by a pizza deliveryman who said the man had been tampering with his vehicle, police said.
Alfred Terrones of Los Angeles was rushed to County-USC Medical Center, where he died of his wounds shortly after midnight, authorities said.
William Mitchell, 33, of Lincoln Heights was being held without bail at Parker Center Jail on suspicion of murder, said Los Angeles Police Detective Robert Sutter of the Hollenbeck Division.
Mitchell, a Domino’s Pizza deliveryman, pulled in front of a house in the 3900 block of Barrett Road in the El Sereno area late Friday night to deliver a pizza, Sutter said.
When he returned to his car about 11:40 p.m., he thought someone had been tampering with it and pulled out a gun and shot Terrones, Sutter said. He then drove his car across the street and called police.