Carlos Gustavo Ambriz Garcia, a loving son and big brother, was lost to gun violence on December 22, 2021 at the age of 16. His murder remains unsolved. His family is asking for the community's help to solve the crime and get justice for Carlos. Money raised will go toward reward money for anyone who comes forward with information that helps solve the case. Money will also help his family purchase a gravestone, providing them with a dignified space to honor his memory.
Carlos Gustavo Ambriz Garcia lived in Kansas City, KS with his family and was a 10th grader at Wyandotte High School. He leaves behind his mom, Amapola, and his siblings Itati, Luis, Isabella, and Jordan; his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends.
He often went by the nicknames LOS and Clutch. His friends and family say he always came in "clutch" for them whenever they needed anything. The nickname also represents his love of cars. He hoped to design cars when he was older.
He took great care of his family, often making breakfast for his 9-year-old brother in the mornings and acting as a father figure to his younger siblings. When his older sister was in high school, he made a point to show up to all of her band performances. While he took on many responsibilities beyond what’s typically asked of teenagers, Carlos was still a kid who loved to play video games and hang out with his friends. His mom remembers him as "goofy, smart, leader, super big brother, car fanatic, and loving son."
You can learn more about Carlos here:
- KC Hispanic News: https://www.kchispanicnews.com/we-owe.html
- KC Star article: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article256910912.html
- KMBC video: https://www.kmbc.com/article/kansas-city-kansas-family-mourns-carlos-ambriz-garcia/38624051
- National Gun Violence Memorial Page: http://gunmemorial.org/2021/12/22/carlos-ambriz-garcia
- Univision Kansas City video: https://youtu.be/SP38OWevfOI