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Timestamp8/21/14 21:00
Date Searched12-Oct-11
StateCA - California
CountyLos Angeles
CityDowney
Victim NameManuel Tovar Vargas
Victim's GenderMale
RaceUnknown
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired3
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponKnife or cutting instrument
SummaryVictim was homeless, was holding a box cutter and a 28-inch long stick. Officers had difficulty communicating with him due to his accent. They approached him asking about the cause of a palm tree fire. He became agitated when they asked his name. Shooting was ruled self-defense.
Source Linkhttp://www.thedowneypatriot.com/article/da-clears-police-officers-involved-in-fatal-shooting/
Name of Officer or OfficersLeandra Weisenburger, Mathew Bassi
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?2
County StateLos Angeles CA - California
Year2011