Taco Bell Employee Killed After His Teen Son, Working the Same Shift, Denies a Counterfeit Bill and Customer Shoots Into Drive-Thru Window

The teen watched his father get shot and desperately tried to save him

A worker at a California Taco Bell was fatally shot on Saturday by a drive-thru customer who tried to pay for his meal with a counterfeit $20 bill, according to reports.

Alejandro Garcia, 41, was killed at a Taco Bell in Los Angeles. After Garcia’s 19-year-old son, who is also an employee, denied service to the customer for using a fake bill, the customer fired multiple shots into the restaurant —  striking Garcia, according to KCBS.

The news outlet reported that a second person was possibly injured in Saturday’s shooting.

“One of the bullets went in, straight to his dad. He was on the other side. Straight in the heart, he died instantly,” the victim’s cousin told KCBS. “He [Garcia’s son] knew he was dead as soon as he reached over and tried to save him, touch him, and he was gone.”

According to KABC, Garcia was shot in the torso with a semiautomatic gun. Los Angeles police are reportedly seeking two suspects who they described as males between 20 and 25 years old.

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[Featured image: Alejandro Garcia/GoFundMe]