‘General Hospital’ actor, Johnny Wactor shot, killed while shielding co-worker: reports

Johnny Wactor

LOS ANGELES — More details are coming out in the death of “General Hospital” actor Johnny Wactor.

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Wactor had finished a shift tending bar in downtown Los Angeles and was leaving the business with a female co-worker who has not been identified.

Wactor’s brother, Grant, said the actor thought his car was being towed, but instead, three men were trying to remove the catalytic converter from the vehicle, Entertainment Tonight and KABC reported.

Mother Scarlett Wactor said the alleged shooter, who was wearing a mask, looked up and shot her son, KABC reported. The three men drove off in a car, police said.

Several media outlets, citing The Daily Mail, reported that Johnny Wactor shielded his coworker by stepping in front of her and blocking her with his body. That’s when he was shot.

Scarlett Wactor confirmed the report, telling “Good Morning America” that “Johnny immediately stepped in front of the co-worker and either put his hands up or backed up or both, and the person shot him right then. Point blank.”

“We’re Southern, born and raised, and we would never let a female walk to their car by herself,” Grant Wactor told The Daily Mail. “He came across them and he thought his truck was being towed. So he said something to the guys, like, ‘Hey, are you towing?’”

Johnny Wactor was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The people suspected of shooting him have not been caught, Entertainment Tonight reported.

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