Large avatar vinson ramos
  • almost 3 years ago Rashell

    He was obviously mentally unstable! Police are trained in dealing with people that way! Now my brothers baby will never get to meet his father

  • almost 3 years ago Rashell

    And the way they handled the case was horrible! I found dead out my brother was killed by the channel 7 news, as of this day no one from the bell police or sheriff department has called me, they did not even disclose to us the hospital he was in till this day..

Vinson Ramos, 36
Bell, California
July 07, 2016

Agencies: Bell Police Department California | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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A man who allegedly refused to put down a knife when confronted by police died following an officer-involved shooting in Bell Thursday morning, officials said.

The incident was first reported around 8:15 a.m. in the 7100 block of Atlantic Avenue near Florence Avenue, Los Angeles County fire officials said.

Investigators say it started with a domestic dispute at a Jack-in-the Box restaurant on Florence. An incident of domestic violence and battery allegedly occurred between a man and a woman at the restaurant, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The 36-year-old suspect who allegedly assaulted the woman then walked to a nearby 7-Eleven. The woman, who had a young child with her, followed, continuing the argument.

Bell Police Department officers and a county sheriff's deputy then responded to 911 calls from the 7-Eleven.

Authorities said the suspect held a folding knife and would not comply with demands to put it down. When the suspect advanced, officers opened fire, authorities said.

Officials did not immediately release the identity of the suspect, but family members identified him as Vinson Ramos. They said the woman with him was his girlfriend and the child was her son.

"We are grieving and we don't understand why three officers shot at him," said Ramos' aunt. "It just seemed unnecessary."