Flowers, candles under a window with a RIP Steve sign in Highland Park

A memorial to Steven Reyes at Tony's Market.

Highland Park -- The family of a store owner who was bludgeoned to death with a scooter said that a second teenage suspect had been arrested over the homicide and robbery.

The latest suspect is 14 years old, according to Nelle Reyes, daughter of the victim, 68-year-old Steven Reyes. This would be the second arrest in the case, in addition to a 13-year-old boy charged within a week of the Oct. 6 killing.

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Barry Lank has worked for newspapers on the East and West Coasts, and earned an MS in journalism from Columbia University. He formerly produced "National Lampoon Presents: The Final Edition." A native of San Gabriel Valley, he now lives in East Hollywood.

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