Jorge Armando Cerda Killed by Los Angeles Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1000 West 21st. Street
Mapping Police Violence:

Police responded around 12:15 p.m. to investigate reports of someone firing a rifle into the air. The lot involved contains two residences, a front and a back, and the gunman was in the rear yard. The man barricaded himself in a home. Other family members were evacuated. Police tried to coax the man from the home, including sending in recording of his family members pleading for him to surrender. When that was unsuccessful, they used tear gas,and the man began firing from the home. When additional rounds of tear gas were sent into the home, the man came out and exchanged gunfire with police. Police shot and killed Jorge Armando Cerda.

Agency: Los Angeles Police Department

Motive: gunshots

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: no

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Jorge Armando Cerda

Death Date: March 16, 2021

County: Los Angeles

Geography: Urban

Gender: Male

Age: 36

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: not fleeing

Washington Post Database ID: 6712

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