Ex-‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot Dead By Police In South Pasadena

31 August, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Ethel Goodwin
  • Actress Vanessa Marquez starred in ER

South Pasadena police officers were conducting a welfare check at Marquez's home when she allegedly pulled out a "BB-type" replica gun, causing an officer to open fire in response, according to police.

Marquez was reportedly shot "at least once" in the torso, and was later proclaimed dead at the hospital.

Police say they spent 90 minutes at her home with a mental health professional and that she was "extremely uncooperative". "She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred".

In a press conference on Thursday, Lt. Joe Mendoza of the L.A. Sheriff's homicide bureau said authorities were alerted by a landlord who called about a woman in trouble.

It was noted that Marquez had written on her personal Facebook page about issues with celiac disease and seizures, but there did not seem to be any indication of metal health issues.




The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident, as is protocol for all police-involved shootings, according to the report. She also appeared in several films, such as "Stand and Deliver" and "Twenty Bucks". In October 2017, Marquez accused her former ER co-star George Clooney of stalling her career after she reported harassment on the set of the NBC series which ran for 15 seasons. Clooney denied the claims.

Her Twitter account has since been suspended for reasons unclear.

Marquez starred as nurse Wendy Goldman in ER between 1994 and 1997. Marquez tweeted that the blacklisting began when she made complaints to the show's executive producers, John Wells.

Other credits of Marquez's include three episodes of 1999 sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie" and an episode of "Melrose Place". "I take her at her word", the actor said at the time. "I met her through #TCMParty, I hope she knew how much we loved her and I hope too that she is at peace".

The Daily Mail reported that Marquez was a long-time member of TCM Party - a group of "cinephiles passionate about classic movies".

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