Marco Murillo Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Death, GoFundMe, Fast Facts

Marco Murillo Wiki, Biography

Marco Murillo, a 13-year-old boy, was stabbed to death outside a Los Angeles Chick-Fil-A when an altercation broke out. Authorities are investigating the tragic death of the teenager.

LAPD officers told PEOPLE that the altercation broke out between several underage men at the intersection of 7th Street and Flower Street. Los Angeles Police Department Traffic Services Division officers tried to defuse the situation, but discovered that Marco Murillo was stabbed in the abdomen. He was soon rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Marco Murillo’s parents launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to cover the teen’s funeral expenses. Of the planned amount of $15,000, a total of 6,341 have already been donated by more than 120 people. Marco has been described as a “wonderful boy” in the GoFundMe post.

Marco Murillo was scheduled to undergo surgery before passing away

A vicious altercation took place at the intersection of 7th Street and Flower Street involving many minor children. The fight turned extremely violent when 13-year-old Marco Murillo was stabbed in the abdomen at around 5:40 p.m. m. local time on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Law enforcement officials immediately began administering first aid when they located the stabbed teen and took him to a local hospital. PEOPLE reported that Marco Murillo was scheduled to undergo surgery but was soon pronounced dead.

Los Angeles police stated:

“Investigation at the scene revealed that Murillo and the suspect were involved in a verbal dispute, which quickly escalated into a physical dispute. During the dispute, the suspect stabbed Murillo with an unidentified sharp instrument. The suspect ran from the scene, heading east on 7th Street.”

Murillo’s mother, Lorena Lopez, told ABC News that Marco was shopping for food at Chick-Fil-A at that intersection when a group of teens approached him. According to Lorena, Marco Murillo did not know the group of boys.

She said:

“As far as I know, my son has never seen these guys a day in his life. My son has never seen these guys. I’ve never seen them.

Meanwhile, the aunt of the young teenager Alexis López said:

“Marco was a good boy, with good intentions and a good soul.”

Police have identified two juvenile suspects who were allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of the 13-year-old boy. Officials are now on the hunt to catch the suspects. ABC News reported that one of the suspects was handcuffed by police at the crime scene, however, due to the chaos, said person escaped.

A commotion started at the crime scene when someone hit the cops with a skateboard. Subsequently, the individual was arrested.

Marco’s family and loved ones have described him as someone “with goodness in his heart.” A family friend named Amanda Patterson said:

“He [Marco Murillo] was so loved. He was 13 years old. He was so helpful and wonderful.” Police have released a description of one of the suspects involved in the stabbing of the 13-year-old boy.

According to LAPD, the fight began as a verbal dispute and escalated into a physical altercation that led to the fatal stabbing of the 13-year-old boy. Some reports were published mentioning that the boy was not only stabbed but also shot. However, the police confirmed that Murillo was only stabbed.

Patterson further urged the suspects to turn themselves in to authorities, adding:

“It’s the right thing to do. Mom doesn’t deserve to bury her 13-year-old son.”

Marco Murillo’s parents launched a fundraiser that reads:

“It comes with great pain and anguish for him not to be with us physically here today, but we carry him. In spirit as he watches us from heaven. Where there is no pain, no fear, only love.

He further states:

“He enjoyed spending time with his family and he always went out of his way to make everyone proud. The most thoughtful boy you can imagine with the sweetest heart. He made an impact in the lives of everyone he met, a soul too kind for this earth.”

Authorities have released a description of the suspect who was handcuffed at the scene and then fled. He is a Hispanic man of average height and build. The person is believed to be between the ages of 14 and 17.

Police are now urging anyone with information about the stabbing to come forward and contact Los Angeles Police Department, Detective Gonzales. They have also provided that option for anonymous tips on suspects on the run.