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Pablo Meza, 24

 Pablo Meza, a 24-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by police officers Saturday, Jan. 17, at the intersection of Jesse and Mateo streets in Downtown Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s reports. 

Los Angeles Police officers were called to the area around 5 p.m. after receiving reports about a “man firing a gun in the air,” in the area, according to a LAPD news release. 

When the officers arrived, they reportedly spotted Meza in the area armed with a gun, according to the release. Meza allegedly pointed his gun at the officers, and two officers fired at him, investigators said.

Meza was shot multiple times, according to coroner's records. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles County firefighters. 

The officers who fired were identified as Officer II Alberto Funes and Officer III Michael Pettinato, a training officer. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division at (213) 486-5230. People who wish to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477). 

Jeanette Marantos

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