Vanessa Marquez, a 49-year-old Latina, was fatally shot by police officers Thursday, Aug. 30, in the 1100 block of Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators.
Marquez was an actress who starred as student Ana Delgado in the 1988 film “Stand and Deliver,” and appeared regularly as nurse Wendy Goldman on the popular television medical drama “ER” between 1994 and 1997.
About noon on Aug. 30, Marquez’s landlord asked the South Pasadena Police Department to check on her welfare because he was worried about her health, said sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza.
Three officers and a mental health clinician who was working with the officers went to Marquez’s home and noticed she was having “brief” seizures, Mendoza said.
They called paramedics, who came to help Marquez, he said. The seizures ended but Marquez was not cooperative and refused to ...