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Nathaniel Robert Pinnock, 22

Nathaniel Robert Pinnock (2019-11-25)

Nathaniel Robert Pinnock, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in the 6700 block of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, according to Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s records.

About 11:20 a.m., a man later identified by police as Pinnock walked into an auto parts store near North Highland and Fountain avenues and committed a robbery while armed with a machete, police said.

Pinnock walked north on North Highland Avenue, and eventually officers found him on McCadden Place. Police asked him to drop the machete he was holding, according to a video released by the Los Angeles Police Department detailing the incident.

Pinnock ignored the officers and continued to the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in the area.

Again, Pinnock was asked to drop the machete, and he ignored officers, the video shows. In the Chick-fil-A drive-through line, he got into the passenger side of a dark-colored Lexus. The driver got out of the car, and Pinnock drove off, crashing into two police vehicles.

Pinnock got out of the car as officers shot at him with a beanbag gun and a so-called 40-millimeter less lethal launcher. He then began running east on Sunset Boulevard as officers chased him.

At one point, Pinnock turned around and began charging toward one of the officers who was chasing him, and the officer began firing.

Pinnock collapsed to the ground as officers surrounded him.

Pinnock was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

The incident remains under investigation by the LAPD and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

The officers involved in the incident were identified as Youssef Brady and Nicolas Padilla of the department’s Hollywood Division, according to a news release.

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