Los Angeles officials are investigating the death of Vanessa Marquez, an actress known for roles in the TV series "ER" and the movie "Stand and Deliver," shot dead by police on Thursday
South Pasadena police shot Márquez at a social checkup on Thursday afternoon, according to police reports.
When the officers arrived at their home, Marquez suffered a seizure. She later became "uncooperative and did not seem to be able to take care of herself," according to the police report, which also stated that she may have had mental health problems.
The police called medical personnel, including a psychiatrist. who came on the scene to offer care and talk to her. After more than an hour and a half Marquez took out something that looked like a gun, causing the police to shoot her.
"The gun found at the scene was a BB pistol and was described as a replica semi-automatic pistol," said the police report. [Marquets later died in a local hospital.] According to local news, she was in the torso
Deputy Sheriff Armando Viera Jr., a public information officer for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, confirmed Friday that the victim was Marquez.
The Sheriff's Department is conducting an investigation of the shootout Marquez alleged that George Clooney, her "ER" co-star, helped blacklist her on sexual harassment and racial discrimination last year.
Last year, Marquez alleged that George Clooney, her "ER" co-star, had blacklisted her for sexual harassment and racial discrimination Allegations.
"I had no idea that Vanessa was blacklisted," he said in a statement to TheWrap. "I accept her her word. I was not a writer or producer or director on this show. I had nothing to do with the casting. I was an actor and only an actor. "
" If you told her that I was involved in any decision about her career, then she was lied to, "he continued." The fact that I could not influence her career is only surpassed by the fact that I am would not. "