Ruben Herrera, a 26-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Los Angeles police Saturday, Dec. 19 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in the 1000 block of West Carson Street in Torrance, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
LAPD officials said residents of the the Harbor Gateway neighborhood called 911 about 8 a.m. to report a man throwing bottles at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of West 207th Street. The residents "tried to resolve it themselves," said Lt. John Jenal, but ultimately called police.
Officers responded to the neighborhood and tried to talk to Herrera, Jenal said. Herrera then allegedly took a "fighting stance" and attacked the officers, at one point reaching for one officer's weapon, Jenal said.
The officers used a Taser and a carotid restraint — where pressure is applied to the sides of the neck — to take the man into custody, Jenal said.
Both Herrera …
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