Ricardo Favela, 15
Ricardo Favela, 15, a Latino youth, was confronted by other Latino men or youths on the sidewalk at the intersection of 8th and Oxford streets in Koreatown at about 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. One of his confronters pulled a gun out of his waistband and shot Favela.
He was taken to County-USC hospital, where he died in surgery at about 8:10 p.m. He had grown up in the area, departed, and then returned, said Det. Javier Hernandez of LAPD's Wilshire station. (Left, Oxford Street. Some memorialized him with flowers, others with graffiti).
The shooting happened in daylight in a crowded area. Hernandez asked that anyone who saw or heard any aspect of what happened, or has information on the killing, call him or partner Det. Ron Cade at (213) 473-0446.