Mother Of Teen Gunned Down In Monrovia Pleads For Help To Find Killer

Oscar Garcia (credit: Garcia Family/CBSLA)

MONROVIA (CBSLA.com) — The mother of a young man shot and killed in Monrovia last month pleaded with the public to help authorities identify her son’s killer as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a sketch of the shooter Thursday.

Shortly before midnight on April 22, Oscar Garcia, 18, was hanging out with a male and female in a friend’s garage on West Cypress Avenue when a man suddenly approached the teens.

oscar garcia Mother Of Teen Gunned Down In Monrovia Pleads For Help To Find Killer

After a brief verbal exchange, that man opened fire, killing Garcia instantly and wounding the other boy, who suffered serious injuries, according to Deputy Lillian Peck. The girl was not hurt.

“It’s been so hard for me and my family. We miss Oscar,” said the victim’s mother as she wept. “We all miss him. So please, please someone, don’t be afraid. I don’t want no mother to go through this. No family deserves to go through this. My son was an excellent kid.”

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