Man arrested for beating victim to death outside of convenience store

Law enforcement authorities have reported the arrest of a man suspected of fatally beating another man outside a Huntington Park convenience store. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced the arrest of Miguel Angel Zavaleta early Saturday morning.

Zavaleta is accused of assaulting and killing a man in his 60s outside the convenience store early Friday morning. At approximately 1:53 a.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the scene after receiving reports of a person who had stopped breathing.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered the victim with severe blunt-force trauma to his upper torso. The man was pronounced dead, and his identity has not been disclosed by the authorities.

As the investigation progressed, officials determined that the victim had been standing outside the store when he was unexpectedly confronted and attacked by a suspect. The victim was pushed to the ground and seemingly kicked and punched during the assault.

The Los Angeles Fire Department first responders confirmed the man’s death at the scene. The authorities have not yet disclosed the suspected motive behind the attack.

According to the LASD, Huntington Park patrol officers apprehended Zavaleta around 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Clarendon Avenue. The investigation into the assault is ongoing.