Joshua Quintero, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy on Thursday, Sept. 1, in an alley west of Beach Street, between East 83rd and East 84th streets, in Florence-Firestone, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Sheriff’s deputies were called about 5:48 p.m. regarding a gunshot victim, said Lt. Mike Rosson. Two deputies arrived within about 30 seconds and found a black man who had been shot in the abdomen, he said.
The gunshot victim was conscious but unwilling to talk to deputies about what happened, Rosson said.
In the meantime, deputies noticed three people walking in the middle of 84th Street. Two deputies asked if they had seen anything, Rosson said.
“They were also investigating to be sure they weren’t involved in the shooting,” he said, “when one male, who turned out to be ...