Arrest Made in Slaying of Clerk at Discount Store in South L.A.

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Martha Sanchez was shot to death Sept. 17 during a robbery of the Happy Bargain 99-cent store in the 7400 block of Broadway in South Los Angeles. (Credit: family photo)

An arrest has been made in the case of a mother of five who was shot and killed while working as a clerk at a discount store in South L.A., an LAPD official told KTLA on Thursday.

The person in question was reportedly already in custody in an unrelated case.

Martha Sanchez was shot to death Sept. 17 during a robbery of the Happy Bargain 99-cent store in the 7400 block of Broadway in South Los Angeles.

Sanchez, who commuted from East Los Angeles and supported five children, did not appear to resist the robber, police said.

Police were planning a news conference on Friday to discuss the latest developments in the case.


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