Fernie Xavier Garcia, a 19-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Friday, March 23, at Johnston Street and Manitou Avenue in Lincoln Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Garcia was driving a gray sedan on Manitou Street and stopped at an intersection about 2:25 p.m., Los Angeles Police Det. Jose Ramirez said. Another vehicle pulled alongside Garcia’s car, and a person fired from the vehicle, Ramirez said.
A passerby stopped and called 911, and Garcia’s car came to a stop near Gates Street and Manitou Avenue, Ramirez said.
Garcia was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m., according to coroner’s records. A passenger in Garcia’s car was not injured during the shooting.
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