A clerk was fatally shot while confronting two suspected thieves at a West Covina liquor store Sunday night, police said.

The shooting was reported at Big Bob’s Liquor and Market at about 8:45 p.m. in the 1400 block of West Puente Avenue.

West Covina deadly shooting
One person was shot and killed at a liquor store in West Covina on Oct. 8, 2023. (KTLA)

Officers arrived to find the 34-year-old employee suffering from gunshot wounds outside the store.

The unidentified victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

Liquor store clerk shot and killed in West Covina
Two persons of interest that police want to speak to in connection with a fatal shooting at a West Covina liquor store on Oct. 8, 2023.

An investigation revealed two men entered the store and stole merchandise. The clerk confronted the men and at least one shot at the victim, authorities said.

The suspects were believed to have fled the scene in a white SUV.

Anyone with additional information about the incident or the men involved is asked to call the West Covina Police Department at West Covina Police Department at 626-939-8688 or leave a tip at LA Crime Stoppers.