Long Beach, Calif. Sep 1 An 18-year-old woman who was shot by a security officer in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBSD) was driven from a pre-argument scene inside a car while she was on life support in September. 29, telling his family he is brain dead and will not live.
Mona Rodriguez, 1, was shot shortly after noon on Monday in the Palo Verde Avenue area near Spring Street and Milkan High School.
Long Beach police said they responded to a reported shooting at the scene and officers found the woman injured in at least one gunshot. Police said he was shot in the upper body, but his family said he was shot in the head.
According to police, an unidentified LBSD school security officer was driving in the area when he saw a woman involved in an argument with a 15-year-old girl on the street. Investigators also identified a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy as involved in the controversy, although the extent of their involvement was not immediately known.
When the woman, man and boy tried to leave the scene in a car, the school safety officer approached the car and fired at the car while pulling the driver and hit the woman inside.
A video of the shooting posted online shows an unidentified officer firing at least two shots into the car.
Milicon High School confirmed in a statement that no students were injured in the shooting.
Investigators determined that the woman identified by the family as Rodriguez initiated the real argument and that she and the 15-year-old girl were “acquainted with each other”, although the motive for the argument was unknown, police said.
Relatives said Rodriguez was brain dead and would not live on Wednesday, although the family said goodbye to him as he was on life support. She is the mother of a 5-month-old boy.
“I want the love of my daughter, my baby mother, the love of my life,” said Rafiul Chowdhury, Rodriguez’s two-year-old boyfriend and son’s father, emotionally outside Long Beach Memorial Care Hospital.
Asked what he would say to the public security officer who shot Rodriguez, Chowdhury said, “I want him in jail, brother.”
“I want her in jail for what I did to my girlfriend,” he said.
“She did not deserve it. I can’t sleep until nightfall. I’m going crazy for myself, you know. I used to see him 24-7.
“My daughter is no longer living. I want him to stay in jail and face his case for what he did to my daughter. ”
Family spokesman Nazi Ali said there was no excuse for firing on the security officer’s car.
“I want to know, where is the resentment?” Ali said. “Where there is concern from the mayor of Long Beach, the people on the city council, the leaders. I have been in this hospital since the moment I heard that he was shot in the head, trying to support and help the family. I was here. I didn’t see the mayor, the city council, our elected leadership showed no concern for the victims. ”
Long Beach police and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office are both investigating the shooting. The school security officer who fired the shots has been put on leave.
“The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and took the female adult to a local hospital where her condition is critical. At this time, no additional injuries were reported, ”the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) said in a statement.
The LBPD said on Twitter that “no staff of the Long Beach Police Department was involved at the time of the incident.”
Rodriguez’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to arrange funerals. The page states that Rodriguez is survived by his mother, four brothers and one sister.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times