Vigil For Fla. Graffiti Artist In Stun Gun Death

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A vigil is being held Monday night in Miami Beach for a teenage graffiti artist who died after he was shocked by police with a Taser.

Organizers say the event marks what would have been Israel “Reefa” Hernandez’-Llach’s 19th birthday. It’s being held outside a vacant McDonald’s where Hernandez-Llach was last seen alive, tagging his name on the building’s wall.

The case remains under investigation. Hernandez-Llach’s family has filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department claiming police violated his civil rights.

Police said Hernandez-Llach ran after they spray-painting the restaurant in August. They say he ignored their orders to stop and was shocked once with the Taser in the chest. Hernandez-Llach later died at a hospital.

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