A dedicated student, skateboarder, and friend
He used to stay late after school to study. Then, the Montclair High School senior would go to the park with his classmates to skateboard or play basketball.
“He was always positive,” his friend, Farbricio Orellanna, told The Trace. “He always had a smile on his face.”
Alejandro Mendez, 18, was shot and killed on January 5, 2019 in Montclair, California, outside the Northern Light Mobile Home Park. Locals said he was frequently seen riding his bike in the area. “He is loved, and he is missed,” Orellanna said.