Rommel Firmalino Mendoza, a 50-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles police officer Wednesday, May 27, in the 6400 block of Elmer Avenue in North Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner's records.
At 11:35 a.m., officers from the LAPD’s North Hollywood Division responded to a call of a neighbor dispute, according to a news release from the department.
Officers arrived, spoke with the person who called police, then tried to make contact with Mendoza, who had gone back to his home.
As officers approached his home, he began screaming at the officers from inside, then came outside, holding a wide-bladed sword, police said.
He “ordered the officers to shoot him,” according to police, then moved toward the officers. The officers went back to the street and made a radio call for help. Officers continued to ask Mendoza to drop the sword.
Police said they put ...
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