Cause of death: shooting
Last updated: 6 months ago
Anita Delgado, 39, a Latina woman, was shot multiple times by police officers at 13935 Foothill Blvd. in Sylmar at about 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Police said she had held a woman hostage at gunpoint in an attempt to rob a bank.
Los Angeles police gave this account: They said officers responded to a "robbery in progress" call at the Bank of America, where Delgado had presented a demand note. As police were arriving, Delgado came out, holding a woman at gunpoint. That woman broke free and went back inside the bank. Delgado pointed her gun at officers. Officers Walter Boyle, 42, and Felipe Martinez, 25, both fired. Delgado was struck multiple times. Her gun turned out to be a plastic semi-automatic replica.