Michael Christopher Pebley, 40
Michael “Trigz” Pebley, a 40-year-old white man, was shot and killed Thursday, Oct. 9, in the 6300 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Pebley was inside a tattoo parlor about 5:50 p.m. when he got into a confrontation with another man that turned physical, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison. The man pulled out a gun and shot Pebley, Madison said.
Pebley was pronounced dead at the scene at 6 p.m., according to the coroner’s office. The gunman ran away and is at large. Police are still investigating the cause of the fight.
Hours after the shooting, mourners created a makeshift memorial for Pebley outside the tattoo shop.
Desirae Howell was among the site’s visitors. She told NBC4 she met him at his Pacoima business, Sin City Tattoo shop.
“He was a really good guy,” Howell told the station. “He was a family guy. He was very intelligent.”
According to his Model Mayhem profile, Pebley was a father of five born and raised in Los Angeles.
He described himself as a model, photographer and artist who owned his own clothing line. He’d worked with famous rap musicians including Mobb Deep, Lil’ Jon and Wiz Khalifa.
A day after the shooting, a GoFund me account to help pay for the cost of Pebley’s funeral had been set up. Pebley’s friends and fans left messages grieving his death.
-- Joseph Serna