1 Dead in South LA Liquor Store Shooting

Julio Alberto Diaz, 40, was shot after an argument with another man.

A man died after being shot in the head around midnight on Saturday inside a South Los Angeles liquor store off of Hoover Street and Gage Avenue.

Investigators said Julio Alberto Diaz, 40, got into an argument with another man before the man shot him. Diaz died at the scene. 

Irene Mendoza, Diaz's girlfriend of five years, said that whatever the men fought over, it was not worth a person's life.

"He didn’t deserve to die like this," Mendoza said.

Outside the liquor store, several parked cars had shattered windows. A detective told NBC4 that the vandalism is connected to the shooting.

Police do not yet have a suspect in custody, but detectives said surveillance video inside the store has led them to a person of interest.

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