Taco Bell drive-thru shooting: Suspect arrested for murder of Alejandro Garcia in South Los Angeles

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — An arrest has been made for the murder of a 41-year-old man who was shot while working with his son at a Taco Bell drive-thru in South Los Angeles, LAPD announced. Chief Michel Moore. Tuesday evening.

Moore said during a vigil for the victim that a suspect was in custody. Police say officers arrested 39-year-old Jonathan Madden Monday at his South LA home in connection with the deadly shooting.

Alejandro Garcia was working Saturday night with his 19-year-old son at the fast-food restaurant near the intersection of Century and Avalon boulevards when he was shot dead.

Investigators said the shooting stemmed from an argument that began when Garcia’s son allegedly refused to accept what appeared to be a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer at the drive-thru.

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According to relatives, Garcia, a father of three, worked at the restaurant one night a week to earn extra money for his family. They say that Garcia always put his family first and was known for helping others.

“We are just heartbroken. There are no words to describe how much pain we are in right now because we lost someone we loved and cared about, and it was only for money, for food, for $20!” said an emotional relative during the vigil held at the Taco Bell restaurant where Garcia was murdered.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe for Garcia and his family has been created. It collected more than $84,000 in donations Tuesday night.

Madden is being held on $2 million bail.

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