Homeless Woman Arrested in Fatal Shooting of Homeless Man Outside a Ralphs Store

The shooting unfolded during an argument outside the grocery store on Wilshire Boulevard.

A woman is arrested after a fatal shooting outside a Ralphs store.

A homeless woman suspected of fatally shooting a homeless man during an argument outside a grocery store near the La Brea Tar Pits was arrested Wednesday night.

The shooting occurred at about 12:35 p.m. outside the Ralphs market at 5601 Wilshire Blvd., said Officer William Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division.

The woman brandished a gun during the argument and shot the man, Cooper said.

The woman fled before police arrived, and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Police located and arrested the woman in a car parked near the area of the shooting at about 7:30 p.m.. Her name was not immediately released.

A man at the scene who identified himself as her friend said she shot the man in self-defense,.

The man's name was not released, though he was described as being approximately 45 years old.

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