Victor Valencia, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police on Saturday, Jan. 11, near South Venice Boulevard and Tuller Avenue in Palms, on the border with Culver City, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly before 1 p.m., a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a man with a gun near South Sepulveda and Venice Boulevard, according to a video released by the LAPD detailing the incident.
The sergeant saw a man matching the description he was given, stopped his vehicle, got out and saw the man, later identified as Valencia, pointing a gun at him, according to a prepared LAPD statement.
A person in the area also said that Valencia was pointing a gun at the officer.
The sergeant began shooting at Valencia, who collapsed. Paramedics responded and Valencia was taken to a hospital, where he was …
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