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Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead By Police

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Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead By Police

Former ‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead By Police

Vanessa Marquez, the actress who played Wendy Goldman on “ER,” has reportedly died after being shot by police.

According to news outlet “The South Pasadenan,” cops were called to Marquez’s South Pasadena home around 2 p.m. Thursday after her landlord reported that he was concerned for her and believed she was in some kind of trouble.

When police arrived, she reportedly became combative and waved what cops believed was a semi-automatic handgun. Police then shot her at least once in the torso and rushed her to the hospital where she died. She was 49.

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“At the time [of the shooting], there was an LA County mental health clinician here with the officers,” Lt. Joe Mendoza of the LA Sheriff’s homicide bureau shared at a press conference. “They began to communicate with her; she became very uncooperative and during that contact, she armed herself with a handgun, she pointed it at the officers and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Authorities say she was suffering from some sort of eating disorder which triggered seizures. TMZ, reports that when police arrived at her apartment she was actually in the middle of a seizure.

After the incident, cops later recovered a BB gun that “resembled a semi-automatic handgun.” They also told the news site that police have visited her home a couple of times but never thought another visit to her house would result into anything like this.

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident, as it’s the protocol for all police-involved shootings, according to the report.

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