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  • Death date
  • Sept. 24, 2011
  • Address
  • Reseda
  • 6717 Darby Ave.

Alberto Acosta Jr., 18

Alberto Acosta Jr., an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police Saturday, Sept. 24, in the 6700 block of Darby Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[For the record: An earlier version of this post, based on preliminary information from the coroner's office, listed the victim as John Doe #148.]

LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph said police responded to a report of shots fired in the 6600 block of Etiwanda Avenue about 4:40 p.m. and found two critically injured victims in a vehicle. The victims were taken to a local hospital.

Police set up a perimeter and found the gunman, who was later identified as Alberto Acosta Jr. The suspect was fatally shot during the confrontation. Joseph could not say whether Acosta fired on officers.

Anyone with additional information about the fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

-- Abby Sewell

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