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Jose Jovanny Mendoza, 18
North Hollywood, California
November 22, 2013

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD | LAPD North Hollywood Division

Last updated: 11 months ago

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Officials have identified the 18-year-old man fatally shot by police Saturday night in North Hollywood as Jose Jovanny Mendoza.

The incident occurred at approximately 8 p.m. near Burbank Boulevard and Riverton Avenue while officers were responding to a report of a man with a gun, LAPD Sgt. Ernie Fischer said.

Police say Mendoza turned toward officers while holding a semi-automatic pistol. Officers viewed Mendoza as a threat and opened fire.