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Teenager Slain on Watsonville Sidewalk Identified

The youth had just turned 18, authorities said.

A man gunned down on a Watsonville Street over the weekend was idenitified Monday as an 18-year-old youth who just had a birthday.

Marco Topete had just turned 18 on Jan. 14, according to the Register Pajaronian news.

The youth was riding a bicycle on Second Street shortly before 9 p.m. Friday when someone opened fire and shot him multiple times, the Pajaronian reported.

The news agency also reported that the young man had gang affiliations and was the victim of a shooting in October.

He died on the sidewalk, authorities said.

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As IC it January 23, 2013 at 06:32 PM
Who was this kid that they wanted dead so badly that they tried twice to kill him? Was he one of the Brown Beret snitches?
Cathy P. January 24, 2013 at 04:33 AM
"He died on the sidewalk..." ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What a sad thing for his family to have to live the rest of their lives knowing.

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