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‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by South Pasadena Pd Officer

‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by South Pasadena Pd Officer

Vanessa Marquez, a series regular actress on NBC’s hit drama “ER” from 1994-1997, was shot and killed by a South Pasadena Pd officer during a welfare check early Thursday afternoon. She was 49.

During the welfare check at the 1100 Block of Fremont Avenue, Marquez was having seizures and possibly suffering from mental health issues, Lieutenant Joe Mendoza of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau told TheWrap. After more than 90 minutes of officers trying to convince an uncooperative Marquez to seek care, Mendoza says the actress and South Pasadena resident pulled out a weapon and pointed it at police officers. Though it was later identified to be a Bb gun, Mendoza said it was a replica of a semi-automatic handgun, and police believed the weapon to be a real firearm.

An officer or officers shot Mendoza, who was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

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