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William Vasquez, 43
Torrance, California
July 02, 2007

Agencies: Torrance Police Department California

Last updated: about 2 years ago

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William Vasquez, 43, a Latino man, was shot several times by a police officer at 18325 Mansel Ave. in Torrance and died at 5:44 p.m. Monday, July 2.

Torrance police officers responded to a call of a man with knife cuts on his stomach who was threatening to kill himself. He had reportedly hit his wife. Officers went in and tried to negotiate with Vasquez. What happened next is unclear. Police issued a news release saying only that an "officer-involved shooting occurred." Vasquez was transported by paramedics to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.