"El Magnifico," Young Magician, Murdered A Mile From Home in Robbery, Say Police

Adrian Ramos, also known as "El Magnifico" (KCAL)
Adrian Ramos, also known as El Magnifico (CBS affiliate KCAL)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CBS/AP) Young magician Adrian Ramos, whose star was on the rise under the stage name "El Magnifico," was shot to death during a robbery while walking home from a class at Fullerton College, say police.

According to the Anaheim, Calif. police,  Ramos was one mile from his house when he was gunned down by three assailants who made off with his wallet.

Police have arrested 20-year-old Aquiles Sanchez, 20-year-old Edgar Raul Salgado and a 15-year-old on suspicion of  homicide.

Even though Ramos was only 19, he had made a name for himself performing at various venues and on television, including "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.

His family said that Adrian started off doing coin and card tricks, and showcased his talents at various charity events before being asked to perform on "The Tonight Show," reports the L.A. Times.

"He was always surprising me with his talents. He really was magnificent, which is how he got his nickname," his father, Jorge Ramos, told the Orange County Register.

His family has been holding a vigil at their home and at the site of his shooting, says the L.A. Times.