Vincent Edward Hernandez Jr., a 39-year-old Latino, died Monday, Sept. 11, after he was shot by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in the 1200 block of Stichman Avenue in the West Puente Valley community of Bassett, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Members of Hernandez’s family called deputies about 4:40 p.m. saying he was using narcotics and creating a disturbance, said Sheriff's Lt. Rodney Moore.
Deputies tried to talk to Hernandez, but he had locked himself in a bedroom, Moore said. Hernandez ignored deputies’ orders that he leave the room, and instead climbed out the bedroom window into the backyard, Moore said.
Two deputies confronted Hernandez in the backyard, Moore said, and saw that he was holding what looked like two guns, a rifle in one hand and a handgun in the other.
Hernandez ignored their orders to drop the ...