Ilda Grasso, 52
Ilda Ebe Grasso, 52, a Latina woman, was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting at Hellman and Garfield avenues in Alhambra about 11:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. Grasso was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, officers from the California Highway Patrol were heading east on the 10 Freeway when they saw Grasso speeding. The officers followed her and initiated a traffic stop. Grasso exited the freeway and pulled over in her red BMW. An officer who approached the car saw Grasso brandishing what authorities later said was a replica handgun. Fearing for his life, the officer shot Grasso in the chest.