Santos Eris Nunez-Garcia, 31
Santos Eris Nunez-Garcia, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers on Sunday, Feb. 25, in the 2100 block of West Century Boulevard in Gramercy Park, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m., officers assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Division responded to a call about a burglar alarm at a marijuana dispensary in a strip mall, authorities said.
Police arrived at the strip mall, which includes a Domino’s Pizza and the dispensary, and confronted Nunez-Garcia, said Officer Mike Lopez, an LAPD spokesman.
Officers tried to persuade Nunez-Garcia to surrender, but he “produced a handgun and pointed it at the officers,” according to a news release from the department.
At least one officer opened fire, killing Nunez-Garcia, Lopez said.
A loaded .38-caliber revolver was recovered at the scene, police said.
The incident is under investigation by the LAPD’s Force Investigation Division, the inspector general and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, which is standard practice for police shootings.