Vigil for Miami Beach Graffiti artist

Israel "Reefa" Hernandez-Llach died after being shocked by stun gun

By Monica Whitsel - Producer
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Israel Hernandez-Llach

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Monday a vigil is being held for a Florida teenage graffiti artist. Israel "Reefa" Hernandez-Llach died at the hospital after police shocked him with a taser.

Hernandez-Llach was last seen alive outside a vacant Miami Beach McDonald's in August. He was tagging his name on the wall when police confronted him.

Police say he ran and they chased after him. Officers say they ordered him to stop, but he ignored eventually leading an officer to shock him in the chest with a taser. Police say he was only shocked once. 

Hernandez-Llach collapsed and was taken to the hospital where he later died. 

Hernandez-Llach's family claims police violated his civil rights and have filed a lawsuit against the Miami Beach Police Department. 

The city and the state attorney's office is continuing to investigate the case.  

Organizers say the vigil marks his 19th birthday. 

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