Trigz, a well-known tattoo artist that has inked many celebrities, was shot dead outside a Los Angeles tattoo parlor on Thursday.
Police confirmed that Michael Christopher Pebley, 40, of Tujunga, was fatally gunned down after a fight began inside the Tattoo & Body Piercing parlor in Laurel Canyon.
Witnesses reveal the fight spilled outside, first beginning as a fist fight before it escalated into shots being fired.
The gunman, revealed to be a hispanic man in his thirties, took off in a four-door white Honda Accord. No suspect has been arrested by the LAPD.
Just after news broke of the murder, which is believed to have taken place at 5:50 pm, Chris Brown tweeted, “RIP homie. S*** it crazy!”
Only hours after the fatal shooting, friends, family and mourners put together a makeshift memorial for Trigz outside the shop.
Trigz was a famed tattoo and graffiti artist, actor and model. He also became part of an exclusive worldwide group of artists called The Seventh Letter, fellow member and friend Willie T told Eyewitness News.
The LAPD confirmed Trigz died at the scene. A witness says he heard four gunshots overall.
Trigz left behind five children, four daughters and a son.
Trigz, a.k.a. Mr. Trigger, worked out of Sincity Tattoo in Pacoima, where he specialized in body piercing.
So sad. R.I.P. Trigz.
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