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Adrian Gustavo Solis, 35

Adrian Gustavo Solis (2015-03-26)

Adrian Gustavo Solis, 35, was shot and killed by a police officer Thursday, March 26, in the 1500 block of Bayview Avenue in Wilmington, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s reports. 

Los Angeles Police patrol officers came to Solis’ house about 9:25 a.m. after receiving a report about a suicidal man who was cutting himself and had a belt around his neck, according to an LAPD news release. 

The officers met Solis’ mother outside, who told them her son was lying on the kitchen floor bleeding profusely from a deep cut to his neck, 

The officers went inside to help Solis while waiting for paramedics. When the ambulance arrived, one of the officers walked outside to tell the paramedics to bring a gurney, according to the report. 

Solis allegedly suddenly jumped to his feet, grabbed two kitchen knives off the counter and walked toward the officer who had remained with him, investigators said.

The remaining officer went outside to warn his partner and paramedics that Solis was armed with the knives, according to the report. Solis allegedly continued to advance and then charged at the officer.

Sherwin Vigilant, an officer in training, then shot Solis, investigators said. 

Paramedics immediately tried to help Solis, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:35 a.m., with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner's report. 

-- Jeanette Marantos

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