Popular radio personality Ricardo “Gladiator” Welch was murdered in Sam Boucaud, Santa Cruz this morning.
The talk show host was gunned down in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting along Santa Lucia Drive.
Welch, 54, lived in the area.
According to reports, Welch was driving to work in his Toyota Prado when he was attacked by a gunman. His Toyota Prado ran off the roadway and crashed into a wall.
Welch had stints on numerous radio stations, including Power102FM and made major headlines in 2017 when he successfully won a defamation suit against the More 104.7fm frequency for labelling him as gay.
We'll update this story as we receive more information.
- by Peter Christopher