Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Employee at Eagle Rock Rite Aid

Anthony Lemus, 20-year-old LA resident, turned himself in and was arrested and booked on suspected murder.

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A man was arrested Tuesday morning, in connection with the July 15 shooting death of a Rite Aid employee inside the Glassell Park pharmacy, police said.

Anthony Lemus, 20-year-old LA resident, was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder after he turned himself in. He was being held on $2 million bail, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The shooting occurred around 8:51 p.m. on July 15 in the 4000 block of Eagle Rock Boulevard, near Verdugo Road and the Glendale (2) Freeway. When the LAPD arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Miguel Penaloza, a 36-year-old Rite Aid employee, died at the scene.

According to the LAPD, Penaloza was shot when he tried to stop two young men from leaving the store with a case of beer each.

Following the shooting, the Eagle Rock Rite Aid location was closed "so law enforcement can do their jobs effectively and our associates have time away from work," a Rite Aid spokesperson told News4 in a statement.

The two attackers fled the scene after the shooting. Police are still looking for the second person.

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