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Ex-‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead After Confronting Police In South Pasadena

Ex-‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead After Confronting Police In South Pasadena

Vanessa Marquez, who recurred as nurse Wendy Goldman on early seasons of the 1990s hit medical drama ER and later accused co-star George Clooney of blacklisting her when she spoke out about alleged harassment on the show, died Thursday in an officer-involved shooting at her South Pasadena home. She was 49. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the news:

*Update* #Lasd Homicide has identified the Deceased Suspect as Vanessa Marquez, a 49 year old resident of @SouthPasadenaCA #Lasd @southpaspd

— La County Sheriff's (@Lasdhq) August 31, 2018

South Pasadena police officers were conducting a welfare check at Marquez’s home when she allegedly pulled out a “Bb-type” replica gun, causing an officer to open fire in response, according to police.

Marquez was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

At a press conference later Thursday, Lt. Joe Mendoza of the L.A. Sheriff’s homicide bureau described the incident, saying

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