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Update: Suspect in Custody in Jack in the Box Death

Robert Perez Soria has been arrested in connection with last Thursday's incident in Culver City. Charges are still pending.

Updated: July 2, 4:30 p.m.

Robert Perez Soria, 29, has been arrested in connection with Thursday's incident where a man in his 60s died following an altercation with Soria.

Culver City Police Lt. Ron Iizuka told Patch charges are still pending as the investigation is ongoing and police are still waiting on the outcome of the auotopsy.

Soria, has however does have other unrelated charges against him, including one of weapons' possession.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.


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A man believed to be in his 60s died inside the Jack in the Box at 5400 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City around 2 p.m. Thursday evening after an alleged altercation with a younger man outside the store entrance.

Culver City Police Lt. Nielsen told Patch CCPD responded to the incident at 2:18 p.m. and that two subjects were involved "in an altercation." A man believed to be in his 20s allegedly struck a man in his 60s with his bare hands after the two exited the eatery. The victim then went back inside and collapsed and died.

Lt. Nielsen said at this stage it's too early to determine how the man died. "We don't know if he died of a heart attack or as a result of being struck. We don't have enough information at this point," Lt. Nielsen said.

The investigation is ongoing and Patch will bring you more details as they become available.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a change in the time of the incident.

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Shane Wielding July 03, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Wow, "don't make me put a pillow over your face when you're sleeping tonight"?!!! So, basically, your parents threatened to kill you and that worked for you. This is what I'm talking about . . . violence or the threat of violence means nothing these days. If my parents ever said that to me, I'd go to the police, but then again, my parents would never say something like that. I feel like I'm living in Bizzaro world where everything is the opposite of what it should be. Makes you want to go live a solitary life away from all this insanity and hate. Here's a good line from an episode of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "People . . . they're the worst."
Kathy July 04, 2012 at 06:06 PM
@Shane, my family has a warped sense of humor. We grew up on Monty Python. My parents probably wouldn't have put a pillow over my face, but then again you never know..hahaha.
Kathy July 04, 2012 at 06:22 PM
p.s..Jean-Paul Satre, "Hell is other people." (I always like to cheer people up..)
Shane Wielding July 10, 2012 at 09:10 AM
"Hell is other people" . . . How true that is.
Tom July 12, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Shane thinks because a guy has a goatee and some tattoos then he looks "tough". What a sheltered life you've led if you think a little facial hair and some ink makes somebody look "tough".

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