July 20, 2024

Masked men murdered actor over a catalytic converter

Hollywood actor Johnny Wactor of “General Hospital” was shot and killed by a group of thieves in Los Angeles, California, on Saturday.

“The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time,” the soap opera’s X account posted on Sunday.

The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/2wlIM1TpAB

— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) May 27, 2024

According to police, Wactor was leaving a bar with a female coworker when he saw three men near his vehicle and assumed he was being towed, but the guys were actually trying to steal his catalytic converter.

After approaching the group, one of the men then reportedly pointed a gun at the actor and his coworker, causing Wactor to jump in front of his colleague and take a bullet from the shooter.

The LAPD told Wactor’s brother the actor did not try to fight the group and instead stepped in front of his coworker and started backing away before being shot.

The Daily Mail reports Wactor’s brother said, “We’re Southern, born and raised, and we would never let a female walk to their car by herself. He came across them and he thought his truck was being towed. So he said something to the guys, like, ‘Hey, are you towing?’ And then once he turned around, he saw what was happening and he put his coworker behind him. And that’s when they shot him.”

The three masked men then escaped in a getaway vehicle and have yet to be caught.

After being shot, Wactor was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was soon pronounced dead.

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