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Alexander Accosta, 31
Rowland Heights, California
November 26, 2010

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Alexander Acosta, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Friday, Nov. 26, in the 18500 block of Colima Road in Rowland Heights, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Authorities were called to an apartment after 9 p.m. and then flagged down by a woman who told them that her son, Acosta, was attacking her boyfriend, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Pope.

It was unclear how many deputies rushed into the apartment, but once in there, they saw Acosta “straddling” the woman’s boyfriend and “slashing his head with a meat cleaver," Pope said.