Tagger Falls to Brain Death on Beverly Boulevard

The 19-year-old man was thought to be climbing a tree to reach a building at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Union Place.


Rampart homicide police have no additional information about the tagger who fell early Thursday morning and was declared brain dead.

The 19-year-old apparently fell around 2:30 a.m. after he climbed a tree to reach the building at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Union Place.

He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brain dead.

According to officers, his name has not yet been released.

See also:

Tagger Falls to Death (LA Weekly)

Tagger Declared Brain Dead After Falling From Historic Filipinotown Building (The Eastsider)

Price213 October 12, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Buck Wild October 14, 2012 at 03:41 PM
We should all take a moment of silence for the loss of a hero who only intended to make that poor ugly building beautiful with his street name and gang affiliation. He really should have been home studying for college exams...
MachoMouse October 15, 2012 at 02:58 PM
This is a sad and more complex story than the length of the article would suggest. It is sad because this man is someone's son. It's sad because this son died for something as inconsequential as the local tagging war. It's especially sad and disappointing that there are people on this fine blog who would revel in this person's death.
AaronV October 15, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Climbing a tree to put grafitti up is not something a gangster would do, so this kid was just a tagger, not gang member. In these neighborhoods, it's just the thing to do. This kid probably has parents from Central America or Mexico that did not go to school like we did, and don't know the importance of education, neither do most other parents in these neighborhoods. So you have kids not taking school seriously and doing things like this. Al Sanchez, have you ever j-walked or cheated on anything? If you died doing so would it be OK to celebrate your death? This kid wasn't robbing or hurting.
Joey Fatone October 15, 2012 at 05:59 PM
What happened to simply huffing the spray paint like they did in the good-old-days?


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