Marco Antonio Vazquez, a 37-year-old Latino, was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies on Sunday, Oct. 6, in the 8200 block of Rexall Avenue in West Whittier-Los Nietos, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Vazquez lived in a house with his wife, children, parents and other family members in West Whittier, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Derrick Alfred.
Around 8 p.m. neighbors called deputies to report that Vazquez was running around the outside of his house with a machete in his hand, banging on the windows, Alfred said.
When deputies arrived, Vazquez was in the house and family members told investigators that Vazquez was paranoid and schizophrenic, and sometimes became overly protective of his family.
The deputies called all the family members out of the house, to check on their welfare but Vazquez refused to come out, Alfred said. Family members told the deputies this …
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