Posted By OKABE & HAUSHALTER 17-Feb-2010
A teenager has been arrested on murder charges for allegedly killing a gang intervention worker.
According to police, 40-year-old Ronald Barron confronted the teen as he was tagging a wall on Pico Boulevard. The teen then pulled out a gun and shot Barron.
Barron, who worked as a gang intervention worker with the Amer-I-can program, was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to witnesses, the teenager calmly walked away from the scene after shooting Barron, disappearing into a residential area. He was later apprehended by gang and homicide detectives. The suspect is not believed to be associated with any gangs, but is a known tagger. His name is not being released due to his age, which is 16.
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