Captain America star Frank Grillo offended after Azuma Bennet shot in Los Angeles

Hollywood actor Frank Grillo has spoken out about rampant crime in Los Angeles after his Australian training partner Azuma Bennett was shot and killed last week.

A 30-year-old personal trainer from Sydney was found dead in a weed pharmacy in Windsor Hills, Louisiana on Friday morning local time.

Grillo was one of the many celebrities and athletes Bennett helped train at the Fortune Gym, which is owned by former Australian professional heavyweight boxer Justin Fortune.

“He made everyone feel good in training,” Grillo said. NBC News.

The actor has played Crossbones in a number of Marvel films, including Avengers: Endgame and Captain America. winter soldier as well as Civil War.

“I don’t know what happened to Los Angeles when such a handsome guy was shot for nothing,” he said.

During his time in the US, Mr. Bennett has also trained Australian singer Eddie Benjamin, UFC fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller and singer Keanu Lede.

The Waverley College graduate moved to the US a few years ago. Local sources say he was only a few weeks away from returning home to Sydney.

Homicide detectives have identified no possible motives or potential suspects for the attack outside the 3854 marijuana dispensary. News Corporation the investigation is “still ongoing” and therefore they were unable to confirm any details of the case.

The 30-year-old was reportedly shot at least eight times and died of his injuries as he was taken to the hospital.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Department told News Corp that Mr. Bennett’s death was ruled a homicide and that he died from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade plans to repatriate his body.

Tamara Fortune, a friend of Mr Bennett, described the Sydneysider Hotel as “one of a kind”.

“We have lost one of the best. He didn’t deserve this,” she said.

“He was kind to everyone he met and always attracted everyone in the gym with his positive energy and charming personality.

“Calm down, Azuma, and keep hitting there. We love you, buddy.”

On Saturday, Bennett’s memorial will be held at the Fortune Gym, and his friends and colleagues are hoping his family can make it to Los Angeles in time to attend.

GoFundMe to bring his body back to Australia and help his family, has already raised over $34,000 (AU$49,000).

Brad Spence, Fitness First trainer, said Bennett moved to the US in 2018 after his father’s death.

“Azuma moved to Los Angeles after the death of his father and helped children in Compton for free. He wanted to give back to the community and make the world a better place,” he said. Mosman team.

“We are in total shock that this has happened and everyone at Fitness First is in disbelief.”

Tony Del Vecchio of Bondi Boxing also shared an emotional post after Mr Bennet’s death.

“Azuma was part of the Bondi Boxing Club and we will miss the days when he came with a smile that lit up the entire gym, no matter how bad your day was,” the gym’s Facebook page reads.

“Everyone will miss him, rest in peace brother. Hope to see you on the other side.”

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