Daniel Enrique Perez, a 16-year-old Latino, was shot to death by Los Angeles police officers Sunday, Oct. 2, near East 48th Street and Ascot Avenue in Central-Alameda, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 5 p.m., officers went to the area after a person reported a man with a gun, said Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck. The officers spotted someone matching the description — a Latino man with a gray sweater and black pants — and began to approach him, Beck said.
That person, identified as Perez, then turned and pointed a handgun at the officers, Beck said, prompting police to open fire.
Paramedics took Perez to a hospital, where he died later that evening.
The gun turned out to be a replica weapon, with its orange tip covered by black paint or pen, Beck said.
Police initially described the person who was shot as a man …
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