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Tosh.0 production assistant accidentally killed by LAPD

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) admitted Thursday deputies made a deadly mistake this week when they fatally shot an innocent man, reports CBS Los Angeles.

John Winkler, 30, was killed Monday night after deputies responded to a call of a man with a knife. Winkler reportedly worked temporarily as a production assistant for the TV show "Tosh.0″ on Comedy Central.

Shortly after 9:30 p.m., deputies say two men burst out of an apartment building and ran towards them. The first man who exited was bleeding profusely from the neck. Winkler followed close behind, reports the station.

The deputies on scene apparently were confused when they saw Winkler "lunging at the back of the fleeing victim," LASD Chief Bill McSweeney told CBS Los Angeles.


LASD Admits Killing Innocent Man In West Hollywood Shooting02:07

Deputies shot Winkler four times and the other man was shot once. Winkler died from his injuries at a hospital. The other man survived.

Investigators now say Winkler and the man who was bleeding were actually victims of a third man, Alexander McDonald, who lived inside the apartment building, reports the station.

Winkler, who lived in the apartment above McDonald, got unwittingly involved in the violence when he came down to visit two friends at McDonald's apartment. The suspect crawled onto his own balcony from outside and held the three men hostage with a butcher knife. Witnesses reportedly told police McDonald was acting delusional and crazed.

At some point, Winkler and the victim who had been stabbed managed to escape, only to be shot when they exited the building.

The suspect still had the third victim held captive when the shooting occurred.

McDonald is facing charges of murder, torture and attempted murder, McSweeney said.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-police-admit-accidentally-killing-tosh-0-production-assistant/
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:04 PM
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mes_deux_amours
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:07 PM
That's sad.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:08 PM
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So will there be riots in LA now? Oh that's right. People don't get up in arms when this happens to those who look pale
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:11 PM
Why is HE being charged with murder AND NOT the COPS ? If that had been a Good samaratan THEY would be facing a SLEW of charges. But TRAINED Police officers get away scott free what BS
shadowcat76
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:11 PM
How sad!
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM
I guess they're saying it was an accident... Like "how were we supposed to know" total bs

Quoting Anonymous 3: Why is HE being charged with murder AND NOT the COPS ? If that had been a Good samaratan THEY would be facing a SLEW of charges. But TRAINED Police officers get away scott free what BS
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:12 PM
I have to agree with this, it's very sad.

Quoting Anonymous 2: So will there be riots in LA now? Oh that's right. People don't get up in arms when this happens to those who look pale
littlesippycup
by Ruby Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:14 PM

That sucks =(

pinktardis
by Pinky on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:14 PM
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Shoot first, ask questions later.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:24 PM

It's sad, but didn't this happen back in April or is this a new one?

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2014 at 8:26 PM
I just heard about it. Maybe I'm late, still upset though

Quoting Anonymous 4:

It's sad, but didn't this happen back in April or is this a new one?

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