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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 the 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.
Nothing is more serious than being charged with murder, especially murder in the first degree. If you or a family member has been arrested for murder, hiring a highly skilled criminal defense attorney is absolutely essential. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are committed to helping clients throughout Los Angeles and South Bay fight their criminal charges. Whether you are facing a simple misdemeanor or a life-changing felony, such as murder, you can trust a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter to work diligently in pursuing the best possible end result for you!