Man killed in deputy-involved shootin...

Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood

There are 38 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Jun 21, 2012, titled Man killed in deputy-involved shooting in Lynwood. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

The shooting took place at noon in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue . The dead man, whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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maddy

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Jun 24, 2012
thats sad how police do our generation my prayers goes out to the family whom i knew personally..
MrGallegos

Compton, CA

#23 Jun 25, 2012
Kenny was my student @ D-high, can someone give me some 411. He was is a good kid. I'm heartbroken please e-mail me at dteacher90221@yahoo.com. I just got back from Washington and heard this on my FB....
lilbrother

Downey, CA

#24 Jun 25, 2012
I am kennys little brother mike. I would very much like to speak with mary who posted on this forum and witnessed everything.

We need anyone who saw anything to please contact: contactriverafamily@yahoo.com

I can give you my phone number once we began emailing.
Beverly Sherman

Compton, CA

#25 Jun 25, 2012
I am so deeply sadden by the death of our Kenny, he was like one of my kids, it hurts me to see this happen to him. And to hear he had his hands up & no weapon makes his killing even worse. We will probably never get the real story but it makes no sense. There has got to be a better way for these situations to be handled without a person dying! Kenny Auntie Bev will always love u & may u rest in peace....
Ashley McDowell

Poth, TX

#26 Jun 26, 2012
God rest your soul Kenny...you were always such a good person I'm praying for your family during this time. I'm so sorry to hear this to his brother and Mr. Gallegos get in touch with Vivian Johnson I found out from her. This is Ashley bailey hope you are doing well.
Jane

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Jun 28, 2012
This is not the first or last time a cop shoots to kill in lynwood. I thought their duty was to protect us. I think they are really deserve their nickname ”PIGS”! I lost my little brother this way and the cop also said he reached into his pocket but my brother was running away from the cop and he was shot 3 times on the back and once on his side. There were plenty of witnesses saying he never reached for his pockets yet nothing has been resolved a year and 8 months later. Let me also mention, the corner of Josephine and long beach has a 24hr surveillance camera but they won't release the video to anyone. Fishy right? I hope you guys can resolve kennys case and you get justice for him. No matter what he did or didn't do, he didn't deserve to get his life taken away. My condolences to his family.
dre

Cerritos, CA

#28 Jun 29, 2012
RIP Kenny! sorry to hear this, it sucks. god always takes the good tho. remember kickin it wit u couple times smokin out watchin the office :/ wit ur lil boy runnin around. watch over him so sad forreal hope justice is served to this cop.
lilbrother

Los Angeles, CA

#29 Jul 2, 2012
Something has to change. Cops shouldn't kill us. And we should not be afraid of them.
Lisa

Diamond Bar, CA

#30 Jul 11, 2012
I heard about this tragedy so sad. My heart goes out to his family. Did funeral already happen? If so were there a lot of family and friends?
fam6

Fullerton, CA

#31 Jul 12, 2012
Yes, Lisa, the funeral already took place just this past Sunday/Monday. It was such a blessing to hear so many family and friends give tribute to Kenny. He will forever be in our hearts and that "smile" of his will last forever!!
lilbrother

Los Angeles, CA

#33 Jul 29, 2012
I know this post hasn't been seen in a while. But I check it everday in my sleepless nights. Tonight is one night of many since my brothers death. Although this post is about his death I'd thought I share his life with whomever may come across this forum.

For the person who asked if he was in a gang. No, he was not but, he was many times and approached, and asked that question by thugs on the street and his response would be "no im a father I don't bang." When they continued harassing him and threatening him he would take them down. Bare hands. My brother was the only man I know that never rolled with a crew or a weapon. He was a one man army.

My brother first was an athlete. He was a boxer from age 10 to 14. He was in golden gloves at a young age and was one of the best in the state. Him my father and I traveled to Kansas City for one of his torunaments. One very noted contender of his was Timothy Bradely, the man who just beat Pacquio. My brother didn't win the match but he put up a damn good fight.

My brother was a football player. He went to Dominguez High and played varsity in his softmore year. He was a team captain by his jr and senior year. He lead his team to many wins and won many awards. I can remember in his last year of high school, all the different colleges that wanted him to play for them. One I do remember that wanted him more than any was Washington State amongst others.

My brother became a father at a young age. And he was a damn good one. He had a son at a very early age and he stepped up to the plate and didn't pursue college but rather became one of the best dads I know. One thing I remember him telling me was "Mike I may not have a dollar in my pocket but when I look at my son I feel like the richest man in the world." My brother was always in his sons life and when he had his daughter last year he was always in hers.

My brother also went back to school and got his plumbing license so he could provide better for his children.

My brother to me.... he was more than just a brother to me. He was my hero. And I mean that when I say it. When he found out everyone was teasing me at lynwood high. Calling me fagit. Giving me bloody noses and black eyes. Even when I didn't have my own back. He had my back. When I hated myself and couldn't stand up for myself. He did. When I told him I was gay he didn't judge me. He always looked out for me and he always loved me. I miss him so much.

This is just a small bit of who he was. He was the best man I ever knew. I wish I could write more, but no matter how much I write it would not bring justice to who he was. He was Kenny my big brother.

I love you Ken!
Ernie

La Habra, CA

#34 Aug 15, 2012
mary wrote:
The story of what came down is not true.My husband and son were on their way to work about noon yesterday and came upon the incident as it unfolded.They were driving north on Atlantic at Cortland when they pulled over because they saw a sheriff car coming down Atlantic with lights and sirens on.The female deputy made a u-turn and stopped in front of the motel.Right about then, a man who was shirtless came running out of the motel entrance towards the patrol car with his hands in the air.As he got to the door, the deputy had just gotten it open and was still sitting in the car when she shot 3 times.My husband and son saw the man crumple to the ground and he was rolling around in obvious pain.The other cops all rushed him and began to search him.About that time my husband left, because he didn't know if there would be more shooting or anything.He called the Century Station and talked to the Watch Commander about what he had witnessed.My husband's account and also the account given by another eyewitness, the woman into whose business the girl in question had run into, were virtually the same, except she said she heard him saying as he ran with his hands in the air,'It's me you are looking for", or something to that effect.My husband did not hear him saying anything.The account I heard on the news video was not correct. The gentleman did not pull up in a car and get out with his hand near his pocket.His hands were upraised in a submissive gesture.The poor guy's decision to run toward the patrol car with arms up in the air was a fatal mistake, because reality is the cops will shoot first and investigate later....I don't know what took place to lead up to this tragedy, but may he Rest in Peace.It is not a very pleasant experience to see someone shot to death, no matter what they may or may not have allegedly done.My condolences to the family.
My queston to Mary would be where to you see Kenny get shot? In the front chest area? or in the back ??
Ray35

Castro Valley, CA

#35 Aug 28, 2012
lilbrother wrote:
I know this post hasn't been seen in a while. But I check it everday in my sleepless nights. Tonight is one night of many since my brothers death. Although this post is about his death I'd thought I share his life with whomever may come across this forum.
For the person who asked if he was in a gang. No, he was not but, he was many times and approached, and asked that question by thugs on the street and his response would be "no im a father I don't bang." When they continued harassing him and threatening him he would take them down. Bare hands. My brother was the only man I know that never rolled with a crew or a weapon. He was a one man army.
My brother first was an athlete. He was a boxer from age 10 to 14. He was in golden gloves at a young age and was one of the best in the state. Him my father and I traveled to Kansas City for one of his torunaments. One very noted contender of his was Timothy Bradely, the man who just beat Pacquio. My brother didn't win the match but he put up a damn good fight.
My brother was a football player. He went to Dominguez High and played varsity in his softmore year. He was a team captain by his jr and senior year. He lead his team to many wins and won many awards. I can remember in his last year of high school, all the different colleges that wanted him to play for them. One I do remember that wanted him more than any was Washington State amongst others.
My brother became a father at a young age. And he was a damn good one. He had a son at a very early age and he stepped up to the plate and didn't pursue college but rather became one of the best dads I know. One thing I remember him telling me was "Mike I may not have a dollar in my pocket but when I look at my son I feel like the richest man in the world." My brother was always in his sons life and when he had his daughter last year he was always in hers.
My brother also went back to school and got his plumbing license so he could provide better for his children.
My brother to me.... he was more than just a brother to me. He was my hero. And I mean that when I say it. When he found out everyone was teasing me at lynwood high. Calling me fagit. Giving me bloody noses and black eyes. Even when I didn't have my own back. He had my back. When I hated myself and couldn't stand up for myself. He did. When I told him I was gay he didn't judge me. He always looked out for me and he always loved me. I miss him so much.
This is just a small bit of who he was. He was the best man I ever knew. I wish I could write more, but no matter how much I write it would not bring justice to who he was. He was Kenny my big brother.
I love you Ken!
that was awesome mike, i know you prob dont remmeber me but im ray ernie z your dads friends nephew i was at th funeral and a good friend of your bro. im sure he's watchin out for you and your fam, your pops came buy a couple weeks ago, he seemed alright we are prayin for guys man.
lilbrother

Los Angeles, CA

#36 Sep 12, 2012
Yea I do remember u ray. Ken told me u guys hungout. I also remember going to ur guys house as a kid with my brother and my dad.

I wish I could say a lot more on this forumn. But I can't. Trust me ken will get justice
lilbrother

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Oct 15, 2012
Ken. I wont forget you I promise
lilbrother

Los Angeles, CA

#38 Dec 25, 2012
Ken its christmas. I had a dream about you last night. I miss you. I haven't gone to your grave yet. Im too scared. I know you told me to never be scared of anything. But I am. I miss you ken. I will never forget you
Anthony Rivera

Compton, CA

#40 Feb 4, 2014
Kenny not a day goes by that I don't think about you.. Think about when we use to hang out and go to Knotts Berry Farm all the time.. We use to have fun.. even though we are cousins, you and I we more like brothers.. No 2 people we closer than we were.. I know that I'm not supposed to be sad, I'm supposed to be happy because you are no longer hurting, but the selfishness in me just can't seem to let you go.. The scary female officer has to answer to a higher power once her time comes.. and she'll get what she deserves.. Remember when we use to say we were goin to grow old and raise our kids together? Why did she have to kill you? Why did she have to take that from us? Baby Kenny is getting so big and he's doin really good in football just like you did.. Kamille is so beautiful and you should hear the prayer she says before she goes to sleep that Jess taught her.. I'm sorry I wasn't the for you Ken.. im sorry I let you die.. It's my fault... In my dream, you were right.. Why did I let you die.. Why wasn't I there for you.. I'm so sorry Kenny I am.
ernie

Milwaukee, WI

#41 Jan 3, 2015
What's up big Ant? Things happen in life that we cannot explain. Don't blame yourself. Call me if you'd like. Uncle Kenny has my number.

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