Johnny Wactor of ‘General Hospital’ shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles

Johnny Wactor, who appeared in more than 160 episodes of “General Hospital,” was shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, May 25, 2024, according to TMZ. (Getty)

The man shot dead Saturday during an attempted catalytic converter theft in downtown Los Angeles has been identified as actor Johnny Wactor, his family confirmed.

Wactor, 37, appeared as Brando Corbin in 164 episodes of the popular soap opera General Hospital between 2020 and 2022. He has also appeared in other shows such as Westworld and Criminal Minds.

His death, first reported by TMZ, was confirmed to KTLA by Johnny’s younger brother Grant.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers responded to the area of ​​Pico Boulevard and Hope Street around 3:25 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police said the man saw three men steal the catalytic converter from his vehicle. When he confronted them, they turned and shot him.

The man, now known as Wactor, died at a local hospital. The suspects have not been found, police said.

No additional details were immediately made available.

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News Source : ktla.com


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