Father of 7 Fatally Shot During Robbery at Car Stereo Shop in South Gate: LASD

Authorities asked for any information Thursday about an armed robbery that left a father of seven dead in South Gate.

Jose Rosales is seen in a photo provided by his family on Feb. 15, 2018.

Jose Rosales is seen in a photo provided by his family on Feb. 15, 2018.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired at a car stereo business in the 13100 block of Paramount Boulevard at 3 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. They discovered a man suffering from gunshot wounds and pronounced him dead at the scene.

Video from the business captured a man kicking the door to get in while the victim was asleep, Detective Q Rodriguez from the Sheriff's Department said. The victim appeared cooperative, giving up his wallet before the intruder shot him with a semi-automatic pistol, the officer said.

The victim, identified by his family as Jose Rosales, had seven children whose ages ranged from 6 months to 17 years old. He was an employee at the the shop who often commuted to work from Lancaster, his family said.

Authorities did not find the weapon used to kill him at the scene, according to the Sheriff's Department.

The agency was investigating the incident with the South Gate Police Department.

Anyone with information can call detectives at 323-890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.