Taxi Driver Fatally Shot in El Sereno Area in Suspected Robbery

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A taxi driver who was fatally shot during a suspected robbery in the El Sereno area was a father of four and grandfather, his eldest son told KTLA on Monday.

Antonio Paz Gonzalez is seen in a photo provided by his family. The taxi driver was fatally shot in a suspected robbery in El Sereno on March 13, 2016.
Antonio Paz Gonzalez is seen in a photo provided by his family. The taxi driver was fatally shot in a suspected robbery in El Sereno on March 13, 2016.

Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 4300 block of Worth Street around 9:35 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. The location bordered the Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles communities.

A victim suffering from gunshot wounds was on the roadway when police arrived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Police believe the man,  identified as 43-year-old Antonio Paz Gonzalez, was killed during a robbery.

The grandfather and father of four was greatly loved, his son Fernando Paz said on Monday.

“I definitely will miss him and all his wisdom -- the things he taught me in life,” Fernando Paz said.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Hollenbeck-area homicide detectives at 323-342-8964.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls can be made to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).

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