[UPDATED:] Adrian Ramos, OC Homicide No. 16: Shot for His Wallet

Three arrests have been made in the murder of Adrian Ramos, a 19-year-old who was gunned down in a robbery attempt as he was walking home from a Fullerton College music class.

The sidewalk in the 1300 block of Kenwood Avenue in Anaheim where the young man nicknamed "Moko" was shot Wednesday was about a mile from his home.

It was also about a mile from where 26-year-old Alejandro Hernandez Garcia (OC Homicide No. 14) was gunned down two days earlier.

Police received a call of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers arrived to find Ramos clinging to life. He was rushed by paramedics to a local hospital, where he died a short time later.

Aquiles Sanchez, 21, Edgar Raul Salgado, 21, and a 15-year-old juvenile were arrested Thursday night on suspicion of murder.

"They took him for his wallet," Anaheim police Sgt. Tim Schmidt tells the Orange County Register.

[UPDATED:] Adrian Ramos, OC Homicide No. 16: Shot for His Wallet

The daily's report also has details about Ramos' international reputation as young magician "El Magnifico," and a vigil his family held Friday at the place where he was killed.

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