Posted Aug. 6, 2015
Oscar Lotari Romero, a 47-year-old Latino, died after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday, July 29, in the 12000 block of Rose Hedge Drive in Whittier, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
The incident began about 11 p.m. when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies from the Pico Rivera Station received a call about a family disturbance, according to a department news release.
When deputies arrived in the residential area, they were told Romero was drunk, arguing and damaging property, the release said.
Romero came outside and allegedly told deputies that "he was going to bash their heads in," according to the release, and then went back inside.
Romero then came out again, this time carrying a metal stick, which he allegedly swung at a deputy, striking him in the arm, according to the release.
The deputy whom Romero allegedly struck fired his ...
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