Vanessa Marquez Bio, Wiki
Vanessa Marquez was an American actress. She was best known for her roles on “ER” from 1994 to 1997 and “Stand and Deliver.” Some of her other credits included “Seinfeld,” “Blood In Blood Out” and “Twenty Bucks.” She was also was a talented vocalist and lent her voice in the 2000 thriller Under Suspicion (2000).
Vanessa Marquez was shot and killed by police officers during a welfare check on 30 August 2018. Marquez’s friend had called the fire department to check on her because they were concerned about her well-being. The 49-year-old had been suffering seizures and was lying in bed when the police arrived.
Police have just released the bodycam footage of her death. The South Pasadena Police Department posted the video to its YouTube channel. The full video is seven minutes long as it is part of a community briefing, and it is copied below.
Earlier Life & Age
Marquez was born on 21 December 1968 in Los Angeles County, California, United States. She died on August 30, 2018, in South Pasadena, California, U.S. She was 49 years old.
Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead in 2018
Marquez was fatally shot by police on August 30, 2018, at her home in South Pasadena. She had been suffering from seizures and a mental health clinician and paramedics were attempting to get her to agree to be taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
She picked up a handgun, and officers retreated downstairs. According to Police, they opened fire when Marquez advanced toward them with the weapon. She was killed in the confrontation. The weapon was later determined to be a replica.
Vanessa’s Death Bodycam Video
South Pasadena police released body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting that killed Marquez in August 2018.
Vanessa Marquez’s cause of death was a gunshot wound after she was shot by South Pasadena police.
The footage begins when officers arrive at her apartment. Viewers can see that her home is full of clutter, which police described in the video voice-over as “hoarding conditions.” After speaking with her, a mental health clinician is brought in to assess her.
Marquez was heard telling officers to not take her to the hospital in the video. Things escalated when the authorities told her they were placing her on a 5150 psychiatric hold because they believed she was a danger to herself and to others. She answered, “I’m not going, I’m not going.” Marquez then grabbed scissors and a gun from beside her and officers retreated through the apartment.
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In the video, cops are heard warning Marquez drop her gun multiple times. Later, she said “kill me” with one officer replying “I’m not gonna kill you.”
The cops eventually opened fire. Just before she was shot, in the top left corner of the screen, the gun she was holding was visible. When the officers went up the stairs to check on her, the gun was also visible on the step. Police later determined the gun was a replica.
Marquez was rushed to the hospital where she died. The South Pasadena Police Department said, “it’s a tragedy and traumatic whenever officers use deadly force.”