LOS ANGELES – The South Pasadena police were summoned to the apartment of "ER" actress Vanessa Marquez on Thursday afternoon at the request of their landlord, who was concerned for their well-being.
Less than two hours later, 49- The one-year Marquez was dead in the hands of the officers who said she had turned into a BB cannon.
Her death is now being investigated by the Sheriff's Department in Los Angeles.  When The police arrived at their home on Fremont Avenue, according to Joe Joe Mendoza, Marquez had a seizure.
Officers and a psychiatric clinician talked to Marquez for more than 90 minutes to persuade her to undergo medical treatment. The police said she was "uncooperative," possibly suffering from mental health problems, and seemed unable to look after herself.
While they were talking, Marquez grabbed the semi-automatic pistol and pointed at her, Mendoza
Two officers fired at her and beat her in the torso at least once, Mendoza said. Marquez was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The officers took a gun after the firing and found that it was a BB pistol that resembled Mendoza.
Marquez was best known for her recurring role as Nurse Wendy Goldman on the popular medical drama "ER," which ran for 1
It is the figure of Delgado that Garrett Rowland from Highland Park best remembers Marquez as an actress. Rowland, who worked for years as a deputy English teacher in East Los Angeles, often showed the film to students.
Rowland saw the massive police presence on Fremont Avenue Thursday afternoon, but made it a point to run past the house on Friday morning. He realized who had died.
"I guess it shows that you never know what happens to your neighbors behind closed doors," he said.
In recent years, Marquez used social media to mention her problems with celiac disease and seizures. She wrote on Facebook in March that she was "terminally ill".
Marquez starred in 2005 in an episode of the first season of the reality television show Intervention, which explored how compulsive buying addiction poses financial problems for the actress, according to a summary of the episode on Amazon.
She attacked headlines last year when she accused her "ER" co-star George Clooney of helping to record her out of line. In her Twitter account, which has since been deactivated, Marquez Clooney called on Harvey Weinstein and the many sexual allegations against the filmmaker E! News reported in October. Marquez claimed that Clooney had derailed her career when she talked about such harassment on the set of "ER".
Clooney films locally in Europe and could not be reached on Friday for comment. He has publicly denied the allegations.
John Levey, casting director for "ER," said he remembers Marquez as part of the talented group of individuals who served as the basis for the series.
"This group was a trampoline that allowed the stars of the show to jump higher," he said. "She was very involved in this early success, and it's hard to believe this would be the end of it."
Toni McGhee, a friend of Marquez's, wrote in a statement that she often told the actress that she believed her health problems
McGhee said Marquez was having trouble with her landlord and the last days of the actresses were from the Constant fear of forced eviction met.
"She told me she would not mind dying at home and living in the beautiful building she lived in when she was in love with her homeland …" McGhee wrote:
Am On Friday, craftsmen hurried into the five-story South Pasadena home where Marquez lived and repaired the entrance and staircase that led to her upstairs apartment.
A vase of light purple white silk flowers stopped in front of a broken window in the entrance area. Several bullets had pierced the drywall.
A man posing as Marquez's landlord declined to comment on reporters on the ground.
Filming Left Neighbors in Fremont Avenue – A Quiet, Craftsman-Style Street (19659002) Justin Ko, who lives a few blocks from Marquez, said he moved away from Koreatown a year ago, after a violent incident in his neighborhood had led to massive police presence.
"It shocked us" he said of the shooting. "This is a safe area."
The names of the police involved in the shooting were not published.
A similar incident with South Pasadena police occurred in June 2017, when authorities told 41-year-old Marco Cardoza He pointed to a gun that was apparently aimed at officers who tried to get a warrant at his home in Burbank leave. Several policemen fired their weapons at Cardoza, who was declared dead at the scene. Detectives later learned that the man's pistol was a replica.