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UPDATE: In a new statement regarding the investigation of the death of Vanessa Marquez, City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe said, "We believe our officers acted appropriately under a tragic set of circumstances."
She continued, "We are asking the public to respect the investigative process and allow the Sheriff's Department and D.A.'s office to gather and release the facts. It is very unfortunate and sad that the August 30 incident involving one of our residents, Vanessa Marquez, ended tragically with the loss of her life. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, colleagues and fans during this difficult time"
"We support our officers and stand by them during this investigation. We believe the facts will show that our officers, along with a mental health professional, made every attempt to resolve the situation peacefully before the use of deadly force became necessary," DeWolfe's statement concluded.
ER star Vanessa Marquez died on Thursday, Aug. 30 after "an officer-involved shooting."
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told E! News, "Officers from South Pasadena Police Department were in an apartment complex at the location conducting a welfare check for a female resident who was possibly suffering from a medical condition."
"When officers arrived at approximately 12:00 p.m., they noticed the female was having seizures," after which "they requested fire department paramedics to respond and assist with her medical needs."
"While speaking to her, officers became aware she was possibly suffering from mental health issues, became uncooperative, and appeared to be unable to care for herself. A Los Angeles County Mental Health Clinician was on scene with officers from South Pasadena PD. They continued to speak to her for over an hour and a half in an attempt to offer her medical care. She then armed herself with a handgun and pointed it at the officers, at which time an officer-involved shooting occurred," the statement read.