Adrian Garcia-Diaz, 16
Adrian Garcia-Diaz, 16, a Latino youth, was shot near Olympic and Plymouth boulevards in Mid-City about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 15.
Police said students from Los Angeles High School and neighborhood youths went to nearby Windsor Park to watch a planned fight between several tagging crews.
Witnesses told police that some spectators were filming the fight. During the fight a 16-year-old Latino tagger pulled out a handgun and fired one shot into the crowd, hitting Garcia-Diaz, authorities said. Garcia-Diaz was taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Several witnesses helped detectives find and arrest the suspect.
He was booked on suspicion of murder. Police did not release his name because of his age. Homicide detectives from LAPD's Wilshire Division are seeking the public’s help in obtaining any video of the fight and shooting. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Wilshire Homicide Det. John Shafia at (213) 473-0446.