Army veteran Francisco Garcia survived an 18-month deployment in Afghanistan only to be gunned down four months after returning to the U.S.

Garcia was leaving a party at his girlfriend's house outside Los Angeles early Sunday morning when a man reportedly pulled up in a car, argued with Garcia and then opened fire.

Police say it was a targeted attack and they are still seeking the killer.

Watch more above and view photos of Garcia from MyFoxLA below.


UPDATE: The military has since announced that Garcia did not serve in Afghanistan.

Julie Halpin, a spokeswoman for Fort Drum in New York, told the Los Angeles Times that Garcia worked as a cannon crew member at the fort.

Halpin told the paper that Garcia enlisted in June 2012 and was discharged in July.

The LAPD had originally stated that Garcia recently returned from Afghanistan. It's unclear how they received that information.

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged with Garcia's murder.


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