Family Seeks Justice After Man Gunned Down in 7-Eleven Parking Lot

Nearly one week after a father was gunned down outside of a 7-Eleven in downtown Los Angeles, his family was seeking justice while the shooter remained at large.

Sergio Beltran's widow held a vigil Monday night in his memory moments after she spoke with the LAPD.

"I don’t know anything! It's an ongoing investigation," April Beltran said.

The 37-year-old was shot in the convenience store’s parking lot at Central and Washington.

"I don't hold hate in my heart for him, you know? I do forgive him. I know God is my savior, God is going to bring him to justice,” April said. “The people I feel sorry for is his family. They're the ones that are going to suffer when god brings him to justice."

April said Sergio prayed at Victory Outreach Church, but she admits he struggled with alcohol.

The night Beltran was killed, 7-Eleven store workers recall he may have been drinking and was annoying their customers.


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Then outside in the parking lot, some sort of confrontation occurred.

"Back in the day, we used to be able to fight and get it over with," Jaquanna Graves, who lives nearby, said. "Now people are losing their dads, grandfathers, brothers. It's senseless!"

Store surveillance video was given to police of the event that the family says changed lives forever.

"He was a husband, a father, a brother, uncle, cousin. He was really loved. He's going to be so missed,” April said.

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