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Ronald Ball, 60
Los Angeles, California
May 19, 2007

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 9 months ago

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According to LAPD Newton Division narcotics officers (who were in plain clothes and driving a plain van working surveillance), “spotted a group of about five people, both black and Latino,making a drug transaction.” The LAPD claimed thatthe officers got out and detained two suspects in handcuffs, that Ball ran away and was chased by Det. Eric Armstrong, that Ball got underneath a car, that Armstrong got down on the ground, reached in, and began pulling him out,that Ball then pulled out a gun (from under the car), and Armstrong shot him.”