Man in Wheelchair Killed in Robbery

From Times Staff Reports

A 36-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot and killed Saturday during an attempted robbery, police said.

Jorge Garcia and a friend were on Van Nuys Boulevard near Telfair Avenue about 6 a.m. when two men in a red sport utility vehicle with a gray stripe drove up to them, police said.

One of the men, both in their 20s, demanded money and then shot Garcia.

Garcia died on the way to a hospital, police said.

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