Norma Angelica Guzman, 37

San Pedro, California
September 27, 2015

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Cause of death: Shooting

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37-year-old Norma Angelica Guzman was allegedly armed with a knife when she was fatally shot by police in South Los Angeles on Sunday morning September 27, 2015. Officers received reports of a woman threatening people with a knife near East 22nd and San Pedro streets about 9:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Responding officers encountered a woman with an 8-inch blade and shot her, the LAPD said. The woman died while being taken to a hospital, according to LAPD. Family members say Guzman was homeless and suffered from mental illness.

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