Family: Man With Bayonet-Style Weapon Suffered From Schizophrenia


HIGH-PROFILE DEPARTURE. RICK: LAPD OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A MAN ARMED WITH A BAYONET STYLE WEAPON IN HOLLYWOOD. SANDRA: THEY SAY HE WAS A DANGER THE FAMILY SAYS HE HAD A MENTAL ILLNESS AND JASMINE VIEL’S LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD. YOU JUST TALK TO THIS MAN’S FAMILY? REPORTER: CORRECT. I SPOKE TO THE MAN’S GIRLFRIEND WHO TOLD ME THAT HE SUFFERED FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS, THAT HE JUST STOPPED TAKING HIS MEDICATION A FEW WEEKS AGO. SHE AND POLICE AS SAYING HE WAS ARMED WITH SOMEONE’S OLD THE INTERNET WHEN HE WAS SHOT KILLED BY THE LAPD POLICE OFFICERS IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING OVER THERE AS THIS PART OF THEIR INVESTIGATION JUST NOW WRAPPING UP. SORRY IN HIS MOMMA SO SORRY PUT MIKE ROXANNE SAYS IT WAS HER BOYFRIEND AND BABY’S FATHER MARCELO WHO WERE SHOT AND KILLED BY TWO LAPD OFFICERS EARLY THIS MORNING IN HOLLYWOOD LESS THAN A BLOCK THEIR HOME. HE WAS A REALLY CARRYING OTHER PEOPLE. I LOVE HIM AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING TO DO WITHOUT HIM. REPORTER: SHE ADMITS HE SUFFERS FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA AND OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES AND HAS A STORMED OUT AFTER A FIGHT, AND GRABBING A BAYONET STYLE WEAPON HE OWNED. WHAT HE HAD WITH HIM AT THE TIME WAS A BAYONET. IT WAS BASICALLY THE BARREL AND KNIFE. REPORTER: POLICE OFFICERS DESCRIBING THE SAME WEAPON FOUND IT NEXT TO THE HUSBAND– SUSPECT LONG WEAPON AND AT THE END HAD AT LEAST A 6-INCH BLADE. REPORTER: OTHER NEIGHBORS SAY THEY HEARD LUNA YELLING OUTSIDE AND IN THE FATAL GUNSHOT. BY THE TIME I WAS COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE I HEARD TWO GUNSHOTS. STOP, STOP AND I THINK THEY SAID DROP THE WEAPON. I HEARD PEOPLE SCREAMING AND POP, POP, POP ROCK DETECTIVES SAY THE MAN MIGHT HAVE BEEN VANDALIZING CARS ON THE STREETS. THEY WERE TAKING PICTURES OF THEM THE SUV CAN BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE THE TIRE IS FLAT. NEIGHBORS TOLD US LUNA HAD SPENT TIME IN THE ARMY. HIS GIRLFRIEND SAID SHE IS NOT BLAMING POLICE WORK HAPPENED SCENIC UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES I THINK THEY DID THE BEST THEY COULD. I DID NOT DO MY PART TO KEEP HIM SAFE. REPORTER: SHE ALSO TOLD ME THEIR BABY, JUST 10 MONTHS OLD, BUT SHE WOULD NOT CONFIRM WHETHER HE HAD ACTUALLY SERVED TIME IN THE

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