Johnny Wactor's costars, family march through Los Angeles to demand justice for “General Hospital” star

Friends and family are asking city leaders to find Wactor's killer.

Costars, family, and friends of General Hospital's Johnny Wactor — who was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in downtown Los Angeles on May 25 — descended upon the city's streets in protest over the actor's death.

The group gathered Wednesday to chant for "justice" and demand action from city officials in the search for his killer, after the 37-year-old was shot while confronting three men attempting to steal the catalytic converter on his vehicle.

The star's brother, Grant Wactor, spoke at a press conference ahead of the march, telling the crowd, "Back home, we're all hurting" and that "we're doing everything we can to try to stay busy to try to keep this in the forefront," local network ABC7 reported.

<p>Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images; Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images</p> Johnny Wactor; protests for Wactor in Los Angeles

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Johnny Wactor; protests for Wactor in Los Angeles

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The outlet also reported that Wactor's friend, Micah Parker, called the organized event "difficult" to participate in, but stressed that "it's the place to be because this city and the city's leaders need to understand what soft-on-crime policies leads to — It leads us right here. Johnny deserves justice."

Wactor's General Hospital costar, Parry Shen, was also at the protest and posted footage of himself marching through the streets with scores of others.

"Johnny surrounded himself with good people. & I wanted to be among them," Shen tweeted. "Life moves on. And he would’ve want us to celebrate our lives. But until these criminals are found, I’ll never be able to not think, “I think Johnny would’ve liked to have seen this.”

Shen also previously redistributed a poster advertising the protest, which urged participants to implore Los Angeles council member Kevin de León “to support our plea for #JusticeforJohnny by bringing urgency to this investigation, so we can find these suspects” and prevent the loss of “more innocent lives to another senseless murder” in the city.

According to ABC7, the event also hoped to encourage Mayor Karen Bass "to lend full support and resources to the Los Angeles Police Department in this homicide investigation, beginning with issuing a minimum $25,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible for Wactor's death.

Representatives for de León and Bass did not immediately reply to Entertainment Weekly's request for comment.

Following Wactor's death, one of the performer's coworkers, Anita Joy, recalled being with the actor during the incident, as it occurred as they both left their bartending shifts together at the Level 8 entertainment complex.

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“My friend of 8 years went from laughing together, working side by side, leaving our bartending shift and walking to our cars, to him dying in my arms in the streets of DTLA in the dark hours of 3 a.m.,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Everything happened in an instant, I’ve come to describe it as a glass of water that gets tipped over and you’re scrambling to grab it and save it from spilling out completely but it just runs through your fingertips and is gone.”

Outside of his role as Brando Corbin on General Hospital from 2020 to 2022, Wactor also made appearances on NCIS and Westworld.

Watch footage from the march above.

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