General Hospital Actor Shot Dead In Downtown LA by Thieves Trying to Steal His Catalytic Converter

by J Pelkey
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General Hospital soap actor Johnny Wactor, 37, was shot and killed on Saturday morning in downtown Los Angeles during a robbery.

Reports indicate that Wactor interrupted three thieves attempting to steal the catalytic converter from his car. According to his mother, Scarlett, who spoke to TMZ, Wactor did not try to fight the thieves, initially believing his car was being towed. Despite this, the thieves fatally shot him anyway.

The three assailants fled the scene in a vehicle.

Police have not released a description of the assailants, reporting only that there were three.

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Johnny Wactor was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

TMZ reported:

Johnny Wactor — an actor best known for appearing in nearly 200 episodes of “General Hospital” — has died, TMZ has learned.

Wactor was shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles early Saturday morning, his mother Scarlett tells TMZ. She says Johnny was with a coworker when they saw three men messing with Johnny’s car. While authorities haven’t release his name, this matches the description of an incident where three suspects allegedly tried to steal a catalytic converter.

Scarlett says she was told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them … but, the men shot him anyway before taking off. According to police info, paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police have not provided a description of the suspects … but, Johnny’s mother says she hopes they’ll be found quickly.

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