‘Suicidal’ Teen Who Pulled Fake Gun Shot To Death By Cops

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A person shot and killed by Los Angeles police after he pulled what turned out to be a fake gun has been identified as a 16-year-old boy.

The county coroner’s office says Daniel Enrique Perez of Los Angeles died of multiple gunshot wounds Sunday.

Police say officers responding to a report of a man with a gun in South Los Angeles spotted someone matching the description and began to approach him when he turned and pointed a handgun at them.

The gun turned out to be a replica gun with an orange tip that had been painted black.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the 16-year-old boy was trying to commit suicide when he confronted police with a fake gun.

Beck says Thursday that Perez had called 911 Sunday to report a man with a gun in South Los Angeles and had left a farewell note to his parents.

Eighteen-year-old Carnell Snell Jr. was shot Saturday.

Police say he fled when they stopped a suspected stolen car and had a gun.


Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.


One Comment

  1. G says:

    You can’t fix stupid.

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