Friends of Murdered Actor March for Justice

They held a rally demanding justice for Johnny Wactor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2024 1:30 AM CDT
Friends of Murdered Actor March for Justice
This image released by ABC shows Johnny Wactor in character as Brando Corbin from the daytime series "General Hospital."   (Scott Kirkland/ABC via AP)

Friends of Johnny Wactor, the General Hospital actor fatally shot last month when he stumbled upon thieves trying to steal his car's catalytic converter, staged a march and rally Wednesday demanding justice in his murder. They rallied in downtown Los Angeles, near the spot where Wactor was killed after leaving his bartending job, and marched toward City Hall, KTLA reports. "The message is pretty obvious," Wactor's brother, who flew in from South Carolina, tells the news station. "They want safe streets and justice. I don't live here, so I didn't realize how bad the situation already was for any of this to even happen ... apparently this has been a problem that has needed to be fixed for a while, so someone has to fix it."

No suspects have yet been apprehended in Wactor's murder. He left work around 3:25am on May 25 and found three men who had used a jack to raise his car. "Without provocation, [he] was shot by one of the individuals," the Los Angeles Police Department says. Organizers of the "Justice for Johnny Wactor" rally are calling for city leaders to issue a reward of at least $25,000 for information leading to arrests, ABC 7 reports. (More Los Angeles stories.)

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