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Nestor Torres, 37
Los Angeles, California
January 11, 2011

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Nestor Torres, a 37-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy Tuesday, Jan. 11, near Floral Drive and Brannick Avenue in East Los Angeles, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

Sheriff's Deputy Mohamed Ahmed and his training officer, a 21-year-veteran, were on a routine patrol about 7:18 p.m. when they saw Torres and a woman inside a vehicle parked in the red zone.

The training officer recognized Torres, and as deputies got out of their cruiser, Torres got out of his car and allegedly fired at the officers, authorities said. Ahmed was shot in the face.

The training officer tried to wrestle the gun away from Torres, deflecting the weapon as it was pointed at his chest. The officer fired at least two shots, wounding Torres.