07 Oct 05 OCT Whittier Man shot and killed by Police
The LA County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8200 block of Rexall Avenue at approximately 10:30pm last night. A caller described a man allegedly holding a “large knife”. After a 10 minute stand off the man refused to drop the knife. 3 officers ended the threat and discharged their weapons. After being hit with multiple rounds, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Family members say the victim’s name was 37 year old Antonio “Tonito” Vasquez. No deputies were injured in the confrontation.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the people involved.