John Leonard Berry, a 31-year-old white male, was shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Monday, July 6, in the 5500 block of Adenmoor Avenue in Lakewood, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began at 10:40 a.m. when the Sheriff's Department responded to a call about a man who was “acting strangely” and off his medication, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
The deputies found Berry sitting in the driver's seat of his black BMW, which was parked along the curb in front of his home. When Berry saw the deputy, he allegedly accelerated and drove his car into the front end of the patrol car, according to a department news release.
Other deputies arrived to help restrain Berry, using pepper spray and Tasers, according to the release, but Berry ...