Jorge Alberto Gracida Valencia, 21
Jorge Alberto Gracida Valencia, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Monday, April 8, in the 900 block of South Saint Andrews Place in Koreatown, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 10:15 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division responded to a call of a shooting and found Gracida Valencia with gunshot wounds, according to an LAPD news release.
Gracida Valencia was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:23 p.m., according to coroner’s records.
Gracida Valencia was with two friends when a person walked up to the three, police said.
The person challenged one of the men to a fight, pulled out a gun and an altercation occurred. Gracida Valencia tried to disarm the gunman, but was shot, police said.
Police said the gunman is about 25 years old and was wearing dark clothing. He ran south on South Saint Andrews Place.
Anyone with information can call detectives at (213) 382-9470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.