A market robber is believed to have accidentally killed his accomplice during a fight with the owner of the El Sereno store they were robbing Friday, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
A 21-year-old man allegedly shot a 35-year-old man at the market at 11:15 a.m., according to police.
"There was an altercation with the store owner, who tried to take the rifle away,'' LAPD officer Nuria Vanegas said.
The man who was shot was wielding a machete, police said.
The men's names were not immediately released.
The store owner was uninjured.
El Sereno is about 8 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles.