Sunday August 3rd, 2014
|LA Deputies Shoot & Kill Man Escaping Standoff; Second Hostage They've Killed This Year
posted 08/03/2014, 11:58 AM (InformationLiberation)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies shot and killed 54-year-old Frank Mendoza after he fled his home escaping from a standoff, evidently the deputies mistook him for 24-year-old Cedric Ramirez, who was wanted for parole violations. Earlier this year LA deputies in a similar incident shot and killed a stabbing victim, while saving his attempted murderer. The story made headlines because the deputies' shooting victim was a production assistant on the Comedy Central television show Tosh.0.
The AP reports:
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee who invaded the man's house and took his wife hostage, authorities said Saturday.... (more)
The deputy mistook Frank Mendoza, 54, for the parolee during an 8-hour standoff that ended with SWAT officers storming his home in the suburb of Pico Rivera to rescue his wife and kill the suspect, said William McSweeney, chief of the sheriff's detective division.
He said the confusion occurred after Cedric Ramirez, 24, traded gunfire with deputies who were trying to arrest him for parole violations around 5 p.m. Friday. Ramirez broke into Mendoza's home through a rear window. Deputies went to the front door to rush an adult and two children out of the house when Ramirez appeared in a hallway and began shooting at them, McSweeney said.
The deputies fired back and ran for cover in the front yard. Seconds later, a man ran out of the door.
"Believing the man was Ramirez, a deputy fired two shots at the man," McSweeney said. When one of the evacuated residents recognized that the fallen man w