Sunday, August 17, 2014

Echo Park Skater

A 22-year-old skateboarder was attacked and murdered while walking with his girlfriend on Sunset Blvd. near Laveta Terrace in Echo Park last Friday evening.
Three attackers stabbed the skater, possibly for his skateboard which he refused to give up.
A skateboard was tied on to a street post where the young man was attacked, in protest of the murder.
LAPD is investigating the murder which may be gang related.
The Echo Park is undergoing heavy gentrification, the area was heavily gang plagued and poverty stricken.

Photo by Ted Soqui © 2014
RIP Carlos.