LOS ANGELES -- A juvenile is under arrest in connection with the death of an anti-gang activist who was killed during a confronted by a tagger in the Mid-City area.
Police say the victim, Ronald "Looney" Barron, was killed Sunday after he left a bar in central Los Angeles and noticed the boy defacing a wall.
Police say Barron confronted the tagger, who shot the 40-year-old multiple times.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Police would not release the name of the suspect due to his age.
They say he is not a gang member, but is a known tagger.
His age was not immediately released.
A former member of the Mansfield Crips, Barron worked for the past decade for Amer-I-Can, which runs a program in which former gangsters counsel youth to avoid crime and violence.
Amer-I-Can, a program funded by Football Hall of Fame member Jim Brown, is well known for its gang outreach work in the Los Angeles County jails.
Boy Arrested in Murder of Anti-Gang Activist
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