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‘General Hospital’ Actor Johnny Wactor Was Shielding Female Co-Worker When Fatally Shot – Report

Johnny Wactor was fatally shot when he interrupted a person who was stealing his vehicle’s catalytic converter.

Actor Johnny Wactor had just finished a bartending shift and was walking an unidentified female co-worker to her car when he was shot and killed by thieves apparently attempting to steal a catalytic converter from his car.

The General Hospital actor’s brother Grant has told the Daily Mail that Wactor initially thought his vehicle was being towed, but when he realized what was actually happening he shielded the co-worker by putting her behind him.

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

“And then once he turned around, he saw what was happening and he put his coworker behind him. And that’s when they shot him.”

Wactor’s mother, Scarlett Wactor, confirmed that account to CNN affiliate KABC. She said her son occasionally worked as a bartender between acting gigs.

The fatal shooting occurred around 3:25 a.m. Saturday near Pico Boulevard and Hope Street. The three thieves fled the scene, and as of Monday morning had not been apprehended.

Wactor played the character Brando Corbin on General Hospital from 2020 to 2022. His other credits include Westworld, Criminal Minds, Siberia and Station 19.

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