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Teen Tagger Accused of Killing Gang Interventionist Charged as Adult

February 16, 2010  | 

L.A. prosecutors have charged a teen tagger accused of killing a gang interventionist as an adult.

Mark Anthony Villasenor, 16, is accused of fatally shooting 40-year-old Ronald Barron, who confronted Villasenor for tagging a wall in the Mid-City area.

The loss was felt at City Hall and LAPD headquarters, where officials rely on gang interventionists like Barron to help reduce the grip of gangs in some neighborhoods.

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