Mayra Cornejo, a 34-year-old Latina, was shot and killed by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputies Wednesday, Dec. 31 in the 100 block of West Compton Boulevard in Compton, according to authorities.
Deputies responded to a gas station about 4:30 p.m. regarding a report of a person with a gun, said Lt. Eddie Hernandez with the sheriff’s department.
Cornejo had arrived at the gas station with a gun that was registered to her husband and was furious over criminal allegations that the man was facing, Hernandez said.
The man had just been released from jail and Cornejo found him near a pay phone. She allegedly fired once at the man and the bullet grazed his shirt. He took the weapon from her and placed it on a nearby counter, but authorities said Cornejo grabbed the gun again.
When deputies arrived, Cornejo and the man were standing 2 to 3 feet from each …
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