A U.S. Marine from Camp Pendleton is on life support and has been declared brain dead after getting shot in the back of his head on Sunday while on military leave in Los Angeles.
According to Los Angeles police, Carlos Segovia, 19, was shot once in the back of the head while sitting in his car late Friday night around 11:30 pm. A vehicle pulled up to Segovia’s Dodge Charger and opened fire on him.
Captain Peter Whittingham of the LA police department told the LA Times that Segovia is unlikely to survive and has little brain function.
Family friend, Claudia Perez told the LA Times that Segovia left the military base for weekend leave so that he could visit family and friends in South L.A. Segovia finished visiting his girlfriend and then was on his way to Perez’ house when he was shot.
“He texted my son that he was bringing pizza home,” Perez told the LA Times. “He never made it.”
Roughly six months ago, after finishing high school, Segovia joined the Marine Corps.
Before joining the Marine Corps, Segovia was heavily involved in community service work and volunteering. He provided services for homeless people and teenagers that were in high school.
Segovia was not in uniform at the time of the shooting. No suspects have been identified and no motive has been established.