After the Los Angeles ghetto riots of 1992 the 12-year-old boy was discovered to be a very promising photographer and film maker and he was taken under the wing of a group of influential media people who tried to help him, while he continued to live with Glen. Unfortunately the influence of the ghetto gangs proved too strong, and while he continued to develop artistically, his gang involvement led eventually to his exclusion from schools, and he was gunned down on the street in a drive-by shooting in June 1996, aged just 15.
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