Arturo Valdez, a 27-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Sunday, April 10, in the 200 block of Park Paseo Lane in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:30 p.m., multiple residents called 911 about a burglary at a home, police said. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck told reporters that a man had smashed the windows of a house where an 83-year-old man lived alone.
The man, later identified as Valdez, forced his way inside and began ransacking the home, Beck said, then took the older man hostage.
"The suspect had been so loud and violent in his attack, smashing the windows to get in the house, that it alerted the whole neighborhood,” Beck said.
Some neighbors grabbed baseball bats and knives, Beck said, and were getting ready to try to rescue the resident when two officers from the LAPD ...