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Mr. Trigz AKA Trigger AKA Christopher Pebley Sr. was one of the beloved figures of the Los Angeles underground art, tattoo, and graffiti scenes. His charisma was evident whenever he walked into a room, and he made friends across a wide spectrum of L.A. He was a dedicated father, who leaves behind a fiancee and five kids from age 2 to 23. While he fit into some categories like "party animal", "artist", "criminal past", "Tattooed Man", he transcended all of them and to most people grieving today he was simply a friend. Many people across Los Angeles and around the world are mourning the huge loss of Trigz today.

News reports are still sketchy, but the basics of the story is that LAPD believes a simple street dispute escalated to the point where a single suspect, described as male in his 30's, shot Trigz in the torso and escaped in a white Honda Accord. This happened in North Hollywood near the Black Derby Smoke Shop.

Friends and family are raising money for funeral expenses here.

All photos by Trigz' close friend Pep Williams.


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