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Ruben Jose Herrera, 26
Los Angeles, California
December 19, 2015

Agencies: Los Angeles Police Department California LAPD

Last updated: 11 months ago

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He was transported to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in unincorporated Torrance with injuries, and initially was cooperative with police, the LAPD commander stated.

The man was treated and subsequently handcuffed to a gurney in the hospital's Emergency Room. Around 2:30 p.m., when the handcuffs were briefly taken off, he picked up a metal chair and begin swinging it, Tingirides said.

.Witnesses told police the vandalism suspect then reached for the officer's gun, prompting the officer to fire one round, according to Tingirides Despite life-saving measures, he was pronounced dead at the scene.