3 men arrested in killing of Los Angeles gang activist

Published 08-15-2018

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say three men have been arrested in the shooting death of an anti-gang activist in South Los Angeles.

Los Angeles police said Wednesday that 24-year-old Brandon Dixon, 20-year-old Dejone Wright and 18-year-old Omario Guerrero were booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

Guerrero is being held without bail, while Dixon and Wright were being held on bails of $8 million and $7 million.

They were arrested in the death of 48-year-old Garry Dorton, who was fatally shot July 1 in what investigators say was a targeted attack.

Dorton was an intervention worker with Soledad Enrichment Action, a group founded by mothers who've lost their sons to gang violence.

Capt. Peter Whittingham says Dorton "was trying to create an environment to save people like those who took his life."

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