Magician and comedian from Lehigh gunned down in Los Angeles

LEHIGH ACRES, Florida – Matthew Price was a 27-year-old magician and comedian from Lehigh Acres. He was shot in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Price was a TikTok sensation. His magic captivated thousands on social media.

On Sunday, his family said he was robbed and killed while walking to a grocery store near his Los Angeles home.

“He was a sweet, loving person who didn’t deserve what happened to him,” said Price’s mother Danuta Richey.

Richey said he went to LA to follow his dream.

“He said mom, I can’t make it big in Fort Myers, but I can make it big in LA,” Richey said.

Richey said he was planning to come home for Thanksgiving, now they’ll have to celebrate without him.

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