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Esteban Garcia, 15

Esteban Garcia (2007-11-24)

Esteban Garcia, a 15-year-old Latino youth, was shot at 2125 Hooper Ave. around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, according to LAPD Newton-area detectives. He was taken to County-USC Hospital, where he died.

Garcia was driving a car out of an alley when the bullet hit him. His foot slammed into the accelerator, and the car lurched forward and flipped over.

Garcia was a student in Santa Monica. His family had recently moved from the area, but he had returned to visit.

 LAPD Newton detectives are at (323) 846-6556.

(The above picture was taken three years ago, when Garcia was 12.)

Update: Newton detectives have cleared this case.

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