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William Alexander Mejia, 18

William Alexander Mejia, an 18-year-old Latino, was killed in an officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, May 21 in the 300 block of South Gless Street in Boyle Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Officers were on patrol shortly before midnight near the intersection of South Gless and East 3rd streets when they spotted a known gang member in the area carrying a revolver, according to a Los Angeles Police Department official.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, Mejia was riding a bicycle, then pointed the gun at police. Officers fired multiple shots. He died at the scene at 12:10 a.m., coroner’s records show.

The incident is being investigated by the LAPD’s force-investigation division.

-Andrew Blankstein and Joseph Serna

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