'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor, 37, shot dead in downtown LA – EVOL

“General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor was shot and killed in Los Angeles early Saturday morning when he confronted a trio of masked thieves attempting to steal a pricey part from his car.

Wactor, 37, was fatally shot when he and a colleague saw three suspects allegedly attempting to swipe a catalytic converter from his car around 3:30 a.m. downtown, TMZ reported, citing Wactor’s mother and police.

Grieving mom Scarlett Wactor said she was told by authorities that while her son didn’t put up a fight, the suspects still fired at him and then fled in a vehicle, according to the outlet.

She also told KABC that as he walked from his job at a rooftop bar to his car, at first thought it was being towed and tried speaking to one of the robbers. The thief, who was wearing a mask, looked up and shot him, she added.

‘General Hospital’ actor Johnny Wactor was killed in downtown Los Angeles. WireImage

A law enforcement source also confirmed to the Los Angeles Times Wactor confronted the suspects before he was shot and later pronounced dead at the hospital.  

No suspects have been arrested as of Sunday afternoon.

Wactor is best known for playing Brando Corbin in



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