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Actor Johnny Wactor from 'General Hospital' Killed After Thieves Tried to Steal His Car Part in Los Angeles

Actor Johhny Wactor, who formerly played Brando Corbin on "General Hospital," was shot and killed after work when he encountered thieves who were attempting to steal his car's catalytic converter on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. His mother, Scarlett Wactor, confirmed his death to the media. 

According to KTLA, "Based on witness statements, investigators believe Wactor had ended his shift early Saturday as a bartender at a local bar in the 1200 block of Hope Street and walked to his vehicle, where he was confronted by three suspects who had raised it with a floor jack," the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release Tuesday." "The suspects were in the process of stealing Wactor's catalytic converter when "without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals," police said.

According to his mother, Wactor was walking to his car with a co-worker, and "when they get there, Johnny's car, which was parked in front of the co-worker's, looked like it was jacked to one side, and from what I understand, he said, 'Hey, man, you towing my car?'… And the person looked up and had a mask, and so then I guess he knew they weren't doing that, and so he stepped in front of the co-worker and then backed up and put his hands up or both, and the person shot him," Scarlett said.

The 37-year-old acted on "General Hospital" for two years. He worked on several episodes of "Siberia" and "Criminal Minds" as well. In a statement to CNN, Wactor's agent David Shaul described him as a spectacular human being, "not just a talented actor who was committed to his craft but a real moral example to everyone who knew him."

His agent, David Shaul, told CNN that "Wactor represented hard work and tenacity and strove to be the best he could be. He continued, "Our time with Johnny was a privilege we would wish on everyone. He would literally give you the shirt off his back. After over a decade together, he will leave a hole in our hearts forever."

The three male suspects are still at large. Anyone with information are asked to call Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at 213-996-4142. Those who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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