Today, a few moments ago a another great video entitled Body cam footage released of fatal police shooting of ER actress Vanessa Marquez. was posted by the youtube channel: Freedom Media Canada
As written in the youtube page by Freedom Media Canada: The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has concluded that two South Pasadena police officers acted in self defense when they shot and killed “ER” actress Vanessa Marquez on Aug. 30, 2018 after she descended stairs outside her apartment while holding a gun. It turned out to be a BB gun.
Several officers, firefighters and one mental health clinician were at Marquez’s Fremont Avenue apartment that day, which started with a call for a welfare check and ended with Officers Gilberto Carrillo and Christopher Perez fatally shooting Marquez.
“Carrillo saw the gun pointed in the direction of the officers and Perez described a situation in which Marquez could have ‘opened fire’ on them in an instant. Both officers, in that moment, actually and reasonably feared for their lives,” according to an 18-page report by the DA’s Justice System Integrity Division. “The circumstances reasonably created in their minds a certain and imminent danger, and their response was justified.”
Marquez’s actions also contributed to the officers’ belief that she posed a threat to their lives, according to the report. She pointed what looked like a gun at Carrillo in the bedroom, didn’t say it was a BB gun and continued to remain silent when officers told her repeatedly to drop the gun, the report stated.
“Her intention, as evidenced by her final Facebook post, sadly appears to have been to end her life,” the report stated, adding that while still in her room, Marquez wrote: “there shooting cremate me pour ashes over Hollywood sign.” It was posted three minutes before the 1:49 p.m. shooting.
On the morning of Aug. 30, 2018, a woman in Alabama who identified herself as Marquez’s friend called the South Pasadena Fire Department. She said Marquez was not acting right and was concerned because of Marquez’s history of medical problems, the report said.
Police went to Marquez’s apartment at 11:49 a.m. to check on her welfare, Ortiz said. He added that police had responded to the apartment 10 times since 2009 and the fire department responded 14 times since 2008.
Officers found parcels outside the apartment. Ortiz said some parcels had dates that showed they had been there about two weeks. He said a neighbor last saw Marquez about a week prior. These and the call provided a sense of urgency where officers needed to enter the apartment to make sure Marquez was OK, Ortiz said.
Police knocked on the door but received no response. The landlord opened the door.
Carrillo and another officer, Avick Manukian, responded separately to the apartment. They had difficulty entering the apartment due to hoarding conditions, the report stated. Manukian looked inside the bedroom and saw Marquez having a seizure on her bed. Carrillo called paramedics and asked a detective to respond with a mental health clinician from the Department of Mental Health.
Paramedics treated Marquez. The detective told Marquez she was a danger to herself, gravely disabled and required an evaluation at hospital.
Manukian and the clinician tried to persuade the actress to go with them to a hospital but she refused.
Carrillo told Marquez she was not under arrest but he was taking her to an exam by a mental health professional at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, the video showed.
“I’m not going. I’m not going,” Marquez said.
“We’ve already had this discussion and it’s, it’s beyond that now, OK?,” Carrillo said.
Marquez again said she was not going to the hospital. The narrator of the released video said that’s when Marquez first grabbed a pair of scissors then a handgun.
“Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait,” Carrillo said. “Oh (expletive), she’s got a gun. She’s got a gun. Gun! Gun! Gun! Gun!”
He told paramedics to leave, backed away from the room and ordered Marquez to drop the gun.
Carrillo was later told by a sergeant to position himself at the bottom of the stairs, according to the report. Other officers including Perez arrived.
Carrillo told sheriff’s investigators he heard the sounds of a magazine being inserted into a gun and the “racking” of a slide and believed he could hear Marquez coming out of the apartment. He told her he wanted to see her hands and to drop the gun. He said he peered around the corner of the drywall, saw a gun pointed in their direction and spotted Marquez begin descending the stairs. He fired eight to nine rounds from his .40-caliber handgun, the report said.
Perez, who was armed with an AR-22 rifle, also heard the sound of a magazine being loaded and along with Carrillo told Marquez to come out with her hands up, according to the report. He later saw Marquez walk down the stairs toward them in a manner that made him believe she was charging at the officers in an aggressive manner. He didn’t see the gun pointed at him or Carrillo but feared for their safety because he believed she would open fire on them, the report said.
Perez fired three rounds. Marquez died from gunshot wounds to the torso, according to the coroner’s office.
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