Adrian Simental, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a police officer Sunday, June 21, in the 500 block of East Lee Drive in Azusa, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began at 12:52 p.m., when Simental’s family called the Azusa Police Department to report that he was acting bizarrely and had injured himself, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Det. Holly Francisco.
A short while later, the police received another report that Simental was breaking into the neighbor’s house next door. He broke out several windows, Francisco said, and entered the house through one of the windows.
Neighbors also reported hearing a female screaming inside the house, Francisco said.
One Azusa officer entered the house and found Simental at the back door, Francisco said, “and then the officer-involved shooting happened.”
Simental was taken to a nearby ...