Rony Josue Parras-Mendez, an 18-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Monday, Dec. 31 in the 13600 block of Vanowen Street in Valley Glen, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.
About 4:40 a.m., LAPD officers responded to an apartment regarding a call of a screaming woman, according to a news release from the department.
Parras-Mendez came to the door of the apartment armed with a “large kitchen knife,” according to police.
Police said Parras-Mendez was given commands that he ignored and “quickly moved toward one of the officers,” prompting the shooting.
Mendez was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:52 a.m., according to coroner’s records.
Police said that before the shooting, Parras-Mendez had assaulted a man who lived at the complex. The man received treatment at a local hospital. A nine-inch knife was recovered at the scene, police ...
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