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Ignacio Ochoa, 37
Paramount, California
May 14, 2013

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Paramount Sheriff's Station California

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Just over seven months ago, 37-year-old Ignacio Ochoa was shot and killed by police near the Garfield Ave and Richfield St intersection in the city of Paramount. The shooting has left his family outraged and questioning the excessive use of force.

Family and nearby residents explain that on the night of Tuesday, May 14th earlier this year, “Nacho” was riding his bike home after buying something to drink when he was ordered to stop by a Los Angeles officer. Ochoa was wearing his headphones at the time and could not immediately understand officer’s demands.

Resident then state that officers detained Ochoa and once handcuffed, witnesses state that Ochoa was shot in the back of the head and left to bleed to death.

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