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Esteban Garcia, 15

November 27, 2007 |  6:20 pm

Garcia_esteban3_yrs_agoEsteban Garcia, a 15-year-old Latino youth, was shot at 2125 S. Hooper Ave. around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, according to LAPD Newton-area detectives. He was taken to County-USC Hospital, where he died. Garcia was driving a car out of an alley when the bullet hit him. His foot slammed into the accelerator, and the car lurched forward and flipped over. Garcia was a student in Santa Monica. His family had recently moved from the area, but he had returned to visit. (The picture at left was taken three years ago, when he was 12.) LAPD Newton detectives are at (323) 846-6556.

*Update: Newton detectives have cleared this case.


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wow - just a baby

DAME HOMIE I HATE TO SEE YOU LIKE THIS BUT WE R HERE 4 U AND YOU'RE FAM. U WHERE JUST A TRUE HOMIE I CAN'T EMAGEN WHO CAN DO THIS TO YOU IT WAS CRAZY KNOWING YOU !!!


☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺
WE LOVE YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!

Dam u were a great person never 4get that you'll always be missed and remembered!! I'll always miss ur smile,laugh andall the best times we had 2gether! Men screw the ppl that killed you they'll pay like they say carma will go back men we miss u!!!!! men u were the best i'll always have u in my heart!!!!!well the good thing is that u r in a better and safer place the bein here w/ us!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
I HOPE U'LL BE LOOKIN DOWN HERE 4 US!!
**R.I.P ESTEVAN GARCIA**
YOU'LL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED ND MISSED!!!!!XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

R.I.P CARNAL I ALL ALWAYS HAVE U IN MY CORAZON N HOPEFULLY U RESTING IN EL PARAISO HOMIE I CANT HELP IT!! THAT YOURE DEAD BUT HOMIE YOURE ALWAYS GONNA BE WITH US AND SHIT R.I.P WE ALL MISS U N LOVE U!!
Y DID U HAVE TO LEAVE US LIKE THIS BUT HOPEFULLY U RESTING BETTER FROM THIS MOTHA FUCKING WORLD WE CALL LIFE R.I.P CARNAL LOVE U DA HOMEGIRL DIMPLES


05/04/92-11/24/07

**R.I.P** ESTEVAN GARCIA!!
**YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED!!! YOU WILL BE MISSED!!

R.I.P. ESTEVAN GARCIA
"WE WILL ALWAYS REMEBER U & WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS"
I MISS U & LOVE U ALWAYS PAYASA

R..I..P..Estevan u will always be remember......n missed........R*I*P*

It's very sad to read about this young kids death. Being 15 and from what the time indicates, he should've been home with his parents. I don't know? I do remember my parents being strict at me at that age. Was this kid already invold in street gangs or was he just at the wrong place at wrong time? I wish the family the very best, and hopefully in time they can find a way to move on.

i love you baby even though what they are saying is not true. I will always remember you and love for the rest of my life. You're my nice little boy.

I love you baby! Even though what they are saying is not true I will always remember you and will love you for the rest of my life.

well it's very sad and heartbreaking to hear that ur gone.i remember when you and i would hang out at school and how we used to joke around. then the day u asked me out i would never 4-get you were such a great human being and im really going to miss you a lot!!!!
RIP AND DONT 4-GET UR GOING TO BE ON MY MIND 4-EVER!!!!

Why was the 15-year-old Garcia driving a car? Wasn't he underage?

I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU N I STILL REMEMBER WHEN YOU USE TO MAKE ME LAUGH N I USE TO MAKE YOU LAUGH THOSE WERE SOME GOOD ASS TIMES WE HAD IN SKOOL..R.I.P N REMEMBER YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ON MY HEART..

Wow, just 15 years old. For all you who are grieving for this now dead child and are gang members you should be ashamed of yourselves. This young man died because he was associated with gang life and for you gang members to claim to miss him is a lie. The life you chose is dangerous and the end result is death. A 15 year old will never experience the world and for the "Homies" who feel bad about his death you are all liars becuase if you cared for your friend you would of convinced him to lead another life. Dry the fake tears and do not disrespect this young mans memories before he turned to being a gang member.

YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBER AND LOVE ALWAYS.
GOOD KIDS ALWAYS GO BAD KIDS ALWAYS STAY. MISSING YOU YOUR MOTHER

I WILL MISS YOU ALOT!! N I WILL LOVE YOU LIKE ALWAYS!! HOPEFULLY YOU WILL REMEMBER US AND NOT FORGET US BECAUSE YOU WILL STILL BE IN OUR HEART!! @ HEART KEEPER IS FOR LIFE NOT FOR COUPLE OF DAYS!!

I LOVE YOU ESTEVAN I'LL NEVER FORGET ALL THE TIMES WE USTO HAVE FUN WHY DID YOU HAD TO LEAVE US THIS SOON WHY THEY TOOK YOUR LIFE YOUR JUST A LIL INOCENT LIL BOY THOSE PEOPLE THAT DID THAT TO YOU THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT THEY WAS KILLING A LIL ANGEL LOVE YOU.........LOVE ALWAYS YOUR AUNTY ELIZABETH............

ESTEVAN YOU'LL ALWAYS GONNA BE MISS AND IN OUR HEARTS MY LIL ANGEL IOVE YOU ..LOVE ALWAYS YOUR GRAMA

MEN ESTEVAN I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOUR GONE I LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES AND I CAINT BELIEVE IT YOU WHERE A JUST A LIL BOY INOCIENT LIL ANGEL I STILL ASK MY SELF WHY YOU WHY THEY HAD TO TAKE YOUR LIFE AWAY.. I'LL ALWAYS HAVE YOU IN MY HEART FOREVER ESTEVAN I'LL NEVER FORGET ABOUT YOU..LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR AUNTY ELIZABETH...

ESTEVAN ME YOUR MOTHER AND FAMILY . YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED AND REMEMBER AND WHAT EVER THEY ARE SAYING IS NOT TRUE YOU WASNT DRIVING THAT CAR THEY NEED TO SAY THE TRUE YOU WERE A GOOD BOY LOVE ALWAYS YOUR MOTHER.

happy birthday baby i love you.

HeY EsTeVaN jUsT GoT To tElL u tHaT ThE FamIlY mISs yOu.....DaMMm I MiSs aLL ThE FuN We hAd tOgtHer!!!

happy new year baby i love you and i will always have you in my heart.we always remember you and don't forget that your mom loves you a lot.!!! missing you.

DAMM I MISS U MY KN3PH3W...DAMMM I MISS ALL TH3M GOOD TIM3S W3 HAD....YOUR MOM MARIS IS MISSING YOU AND ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU...WH3N SH3 THINKS OF YOU SH3 CRI3S CAUS3 YOU W3R3 HIS FAVORITE SON.......I WOULD ALWYS HAVE YOU IN MY HEART AND LOVE U ALWAYS...LOVE ALWAYS YOUR FAVORIT3 AUNTY EVELYN HURTADO

IIIIIII MIIIIISSSS YOOOOUUU ALOOOTTT BABBBY...

LOV3 ALWAYS YOUR AUNTY EVELYN H

hi baby mom is missing you alot!!! mom wishes that you would of been here to get to know your new baby brother. I just had to name him like you estevan!! missing you baby!! take care of us !!! look out for us don't let our family fall apart!!!!!

Somehow I get the feeling that this family is a multi-generational "gang" family.



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