Suspect in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old Teen Remains at Large

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police continued their search Thursday for the gunman who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy during a failed robbery attempt in Koreatown.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the teen was sitting in the passenger seat of a car at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday on Seventh Street near Berendo Street when a man approached and tried to rob him and the car's 16- year-old boy driver.

The driver began to pull away, prompting the suspect to open fire, striking his passenger in the head, the LAPD reported.

The victim was identified Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office as Dylan Ramirez of Los Angeles.

The driver of the car came to a stop near Olympic Boulevard and Burlington Avenue in the Pico-Union district.

According to news reports Ramirez's family said he had dreams of becoming an electrician after high school.

His brother, Alejandro Castro, told KCAL their family was very concerned when he didn't come home Tuesday evening. After attempting to contact Ramirez multiple times without a response, the family received a call from the coroner's office informing them of the death.

"For me it didn't feel real for the first time," Castro told KCAL. "I had trouble breathing and having an anxiety attack. It was best they called us first, because my mom, she has severe panic attacks."

The suspect was described as a heavyset man in his early 20s, between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

Anyone with information on the killing was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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