Woman, Possibly Deaf, Shot And Killed By Officers In Watts

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A woman police say shot at her daughter and grandchildren in Watts was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night, authorities said.

The woman may have been deaf, and did not not hear police calling on her to put her gun down, according to KCAL9.

The incident occurred on the woman’s porch, according to authorities.

The woman was taken to a hospital. The LA Times reported the woman died at the scene.

Officers were called about 7:15 p.m. to the 10000 block of South Anzac Avenue, near Century Boulevard, said Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.

It was the second deadly OIS in Watts Wednesday. Jose A. Solario, 46, was shot and killed by police around 8:25 a.m. after failing to drop a weapon, officials reported.

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  1. bounce says:

    The fact that she might have been deaf is irrelevant. When you start shooting at people, you run the risk of getting shot at yourself.

    But I’m sure there are lawyers talking to the family, urging them to file a lawsuit against the city for violating the shooter’s civil rights…

    1. Reginald sequitir de Balboa says:

      wow, all of these posts sound like they were written by police officers. when did life become so meaningless? and, more importantly, how many people did this deaf woman harm? afterall, police action is to protect the innocent, right? so, if no one was harmed but this woman, then what civil or social purpose did the police perform? if it looks like it, smells like it, tastes like it, call it what it is: fascism.

      1. Patrick says:

        Reginald. You sound like a typical kid on the college campus. Live a little. Learn a little. Don’t throw words like fascism around like you know what they really mean. Leave the country. Do us a favor. Go find your nirvana and report back.

      2. Will says:

        Reginald, did you even read the article? It said she was shooting at her daughter and granddaughters! It sure does sound like they were protecting the innocent!

      3. Robert says:

        Police Officers don’t have psychic capabilities to know everything. The media always spins to get readers. The Heading should read “Police Officers SAVE Daughter and Grand daughter from violent attack. Typical media spin. The police officer saved these 2 lives and they still get criticized. Usually people who criticize LAPD whine and complain then when they become victims of a crime want them to help them

      4. Talonnie Thomas says:

        THANK U THATS WAS MY GOD MOTHER

    2. JUANITA says:

      I’AM A FAMILY MEMBER.SHE WAS DEAF AND BLIND IN ONE OF HERS EYES.WHAT EVER HAPPEN.I THINK THE POLICE DIDN’T HAVE TO NSHOOT HER THAT MANY TIMES.THEY SHOT MY COUSIN 14 TIMES.SHE WAS 57YEARS OLD AND THEY SHE WAS SITTING ON THE PORCH.WHEN THE POLICE PULLED UP THEY SAY SHE WAS SHOOTING.DOIN’T YOU THINK IF SHE WAS SHOOTING AT HER DAUGHTER ARE GRANDKIDS SOMEBODY WOULD HAVE GOT KILLED BEFORE THE POLICE GOT THERE.SOMETHING ANI”T RIGHT.

      1. typical says:

        She might not have hit them because she was blind in one eye, but when police arrive and someone is shooting at people, they dont have the time to sign put down the gun, this would also entail entering into a direct line of sight with a person who is armed and shooting. Be realistic, she is dead because of her own actions. Most police shoot at least three times when they shoot, if three to five officers fired, count the rounds, three each is not unreasonable and usually on an active shooter call like this your going to get at least three to five cops coming, usually more.age and disability dont count when someone is armed and has been shooting at people, what matters is preservation of Innocent life, she was not innocent.

  2. Pinball Wizard says:

    If it was a real gun and not a BB gun or toy, I don’t care if she was deaf, dumb, or blind kid & played a mean pinball; they should have taken her out.

    1. ralphy743 says:

      boy if it was your love one that is deaf u wouldnt be so stupid in what you say

  3. ab says:

    well then she probably didn’t hear the police’s gun go off either

  4. Alan says:

    Point a gun (FAKE,REAL) And if your ( BLIND , DEAF , or DUMB) It don’t matter the out come will be the same DEAD!!

    1. Talonnie Thomas says:

      IS WAS NOT DUMB

  5. Pepper MaShay says:

    Why was the police called? Why did she feel the need to have a gun in the first place and what was the general story here?

  6. non says:

    Oh, so said. Why police shot her. Unless she was pointing at polices. They should have waited and stun gun her instead.

    1. Patrick says:

      You have a gun pointed at you. Do you want a stun gun in your hand or a real gun? What’s “said” is that you’re prejudiced. You can’t really be serious.

  7. DA says:

    Thank God she wasn’t nude, too. That always makes a BIG difference, doesn’t it?

  8. Tony says:

    Just shoot at innocent people. While they are on the floor and bleeding, they will still support the suspect. America is awesome!

  9. Marco says:

    U kidding me?!?! The lady was shooting at people with a gun!!!!

    I agree with the posters who said deaf, blind or dumb…..Take the civilian DOWN.

    You don’t have to hear or speak to know you don’t fire a weapon at people.

    My condolences to the family.

    1. SpySee Hott says:

      I AM THE FAMILY.. THANX BUT KNOW THE WHOLE STORY WORLD.. NOT JUST WHAT THE MEDIA POST. SMDH!!!!

  10. get a clue says:

    The witness was a police man? According to police? Lets not fudge the facts please….whatever happened…does not remain a fact if the police reported the occurance as such.

    1. Talonnie Thomas says:

      WHAT THE DO IS NOT ALL TRU SO POLICE CAN SAY WHAT HER ARE SHE WANT BUT IT DONT MEAN THAT IT TRU ARE RIGHT

  11. Fernando says:

    OMG those blood lust poice officers will blast anything down there in Watts. Its kill or be killed in those crazy streets. I used to gang bang there back in the 80’s.

  12. DONT BE FOOLED says:

    What we need to do is incorporate law education in schools and make it mandatory because we cannot let “people with authority” take advantage of those assuming to have no authority. Average people should have the right to represent themselves under any situation involving an “authority”. Justice just doesnt make much sense anymore and it does not apply when the “victim” is perpetrated to be the perpetrator….how blind we are..and how unfortunate…we let those “people with authority” to run our lives. This is what one lawyer said,” YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET” referring to MONEY IS POWER. Ever wonder why those who are “authority” never get punished for their crimes? As if those with money, are the most moral and just people? I think not.

  13. ralphy743 says:

    why u care if she was on wefare it was a life taken away ,get a life .

  14. gwen says:

    @puro pedo…what difference does it make if she was on welfare or not dummy??? Yes ..YOU are the real dummmy for making a statement like that.
    She was still a human being who lost her life.

  15. UV says:

    I was near scene when everything occurred, I heard 10-12 gunshots go off, and in my own opinion all gunshots came from the police. I understand that when someone is wailing aj gun at others they should be taken down in some way, like shot in the leg or in the ARM, or even tasered. But to shoot the women 10 or so times is wrong. She was a deaf grandmother, how hard could it have been to take her down. Police departments need to go.through more trainings and learn to take suspects down, without killing them.

  16. surfbum says:

    @UV: Ignorant fools like you are the ones who need “more trainings”: this wasn’t the movies kid, and shooting people in the arm or leg doesn’t make them fall down and writhe in agony and prevent them from continuing to shoot at and try to MURDER people, including the cops. And to use a TAZER you have to be within like 10 feet of someone for it to work — do YOU wanna get that close to some A hole with a gun who has already tried to kill their own family? Go educate yourself on reality instead of believing in Hollywood BS and what you THINK you know (which is obviously next to nothing about things like this).

  17. Sistagirl Young says:

    Where was the person who placed the phone call? And if youcalled then why didn’t you stick around to tell them the lady was deaf? One other question. She was dead at the scene,so why bother taking her to a hospital? Whether you spell it with four letters(s—) or ten(defecation) in my opinion, something stinks.

  18. Marco says:

    I’d like to hear from the family who posted the “Know the whole story” comment. Please I am very interested in how this unfolded.

    Until then any civilian with a gun shooting at people are not going to be treated like a grandmother yelling at her kids from the front porch.

  19. Sistagirl Young says:

    Who placed the call in the first place? If you placed the call then why did you not wait around to inform the police the lady was deaf? One last thing, the article states she was dead at the scene; so why was she taken to a hospital? This whole tale gets curioser and …

  20. Marco says:

    Everyone expects the Police to be like a Pastor at a Church. I shudder to think where this crazy city would be if they weren’t protecting us like they are doing now.

    As grown up its time to own your own behavior people. Was the gun she had even registered?

    The Police are not out enemy. Its the people who harm innocent civilians that are the threat and danger to us.

    Some are so quick to point out the police should have done this, or done that, behind their desk job. But if a deaf co-worker came in shooting at them what would their opinion be?

    Oh don’t shoot his….jus graze him. Taser him. Bring in an interpreter.

    Like the poster said this isn’t a TV Show. This is The Wild, Wild West !!!!

  21. TheWindrunner says:

    Conflict resolution in the “community”.

  22. BD McGee says:

    Please build a cage around Watts. That’s how we usually treat wild animals. Lock ’em up, feed them occasionally.

    1. VIVIAN MCCORD says:

      U SAY BUILD A CAGE AROUND WATTS.WHO R U TO MAKE A STATEMENT AS SO. REGARDLESS TO HER AS BEING MY COUSIN IN LAW. SHE WAS A HUMAN BEING AS U ARE NOT THYNKING LIKE ONE.HOW ABOUT WE EVER YOU LIVE. I GREW UP IN CALIFORNIA AND I STILL STAY IN FULL FLEDEG CONTACT. NO CITY IS SAFE WHAT ABOUT WHEN PEOPLE TAKE THEIR CHILDREN AND KILL THEM WHAT ABOUT WHEN THOSE WHO IF I CANT HAVE HER NO ONE WIL. DO WE CAGE THEM. ARE HOW ABOUT THE ONES THAT KILL FOR PEOPLES INSURANCE,INHERITENCE. HMMM I WANDER WHAT IS YOUR OPINON NOW. SO BD MCGEE WHOW ARE YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD THEY BE LOCKED UP AND FED WHENEVER.

  23. citizen says:

    Typical L.A.P.D. Just shoot much easier.

  24. John says:

    Unfortunately, police officers are trained to kill, not injure. When it comes to shooting a suspect more then 10 times(even that’s too much) I consider it over-kill. Tasers can have an effective range of up to 30 feet. They also have taser devices and bean bags that can be shot from a distance using a shotgun. Why aren’t these non-letahl devices being used???

    1. Jamie Barajas says:

      YOU ARE SO RIGHT THAT IS MY QUESTION ALSO I LIVE IN WATTS AND THIS IS MADNESS TOO MANY KILLING WHAT ARE OUR KIDS GROWING UP LEARNING AND FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO SAY MOVE WELL ITS NOT EASY YO PAY RENT WITH NO JOB SO WE MAKE IT WITH WHAT WE CAN BUT THOSE POLICE OFFICERS WILL HAVE TO SLEEP WITH THOSE PEOPLE THEY KILL THEY COULD HAVE STUNG HER THEY BROKE UP A FAMILY AND PUT THOSE CHILDREN THREW TOO MUCH

  25. lisa says:

    she was deaf😥 i miss my cousin ..none of yall know what it feels like ..and yall just talking this is somebody family..she was my family

    1. Talonnie Thomas says:

      SHE WAS MY GOD MOTHER AND IF U TALK TO FRANKIE ARE APPLE TELL HER TO CALL ME BY FINE ME ON FACEBOOK THANK U

  26. Ed Rooney says:

    WHAT? WHAT?

    Get it?

  27. Roger Wallace says:

    I notice that the posts that include criticism of the police in this situation also display the poorest grammar. Coincidence?!

    1. typical says:

      Coincidence? Not likely, I see a theme and the theme is Watts, enough said.

  28. Vada says:

    @ spycee Brenda is my aunt what’s your relation?

    1. cynthia smith says:

      ok ms vada who are you the question is if you do not know her plz do not speak on her especially my sister n law now who is brenda to you people the thing is the police did not have to kill her now did the media tell you that wasn’t the police shot her 13 times the hispanic police kick her over like she was a dog and stood over her and shot her in the face. now that was and over kill. the point is yes they could have shot her in the legs or bean bag her or something but now to overkill her now if that was your family i would have said the same thing but i c you was speaking on my sister n law now if you would like to holla at me check out my email address thx u so that who my sister n law iz mz. cy

    2. SPYSEE says:

      THIS IS HER BIG COUSIN YOU ARE NOT RELATED TO HER HER MOM AND MY DAD ARE BROTHER AND SISTERS.. SHE IS MY 1 COUSIN…. I HAVE HER MOTHERS NAME JUST TO LET YOU KNOW YOU ARE NOT RELATED TO US… MS VADA!!!!!!

  29. Hickerson Tim says:

    “possibly deaf”? Gimmie a break, that’s not an acceptable term!

    1. Talonnie Thomas says:

      she was not possibly deaf SHE WAS

  30. FRANKIE.. says:

    THIS IS HER DAUGHTER… I DONT KNOW A VADA… AND IF YOU ARE HER FAMILY WHY R U NOT HERE. WITH SPYSEE.. MY COUSINS.. WHERE U AT!!! MS VADA!!! AND WHERE U AT… COME OVER!!!

    1. Talonnie Thomas says:

      this is talonnie yo god sister i dont live in la no more and in trying to get down fine me on face book talonnie thomas and to all u people that dont no she was deaf and blind in one eye

  31. tiera says:

    This is a sad case…and everyone who listed her name obviously has some relation to her..the sad thing is that yes you could be related to Brenda from her side of the family and others could be related to Brenda through Charles who is our family….the point is we are all FAMILY it doesn’t matter.. Yes we do know Brenda…but is that really relevant…no one knows the complete and facts of the story and how it played out all we know is that we have a family member dead..who didn’t deserve to die…NOW all you people speaking about her really need to stop…the police need to take responsibility for killing people that in some cases down need to be killed. There is a such thing as unreasonable deadly force and if a person isn’t responding that should tell you they obviously aren’t comprehending. So another method of force should be used..that is why the have other options to shoot people with….and for the family she is gone and all you can do now is be there for each other at this time life isn’t promised to any of us and you never know how your going to go…family don’t come around as often as they should and should really start being there for each other, other than times of death..may God have mercy on her

    1. SPYCEE says:

      THIS IS SPYCEE THANKS FOR THE COMMENT BUT I CAN PERSONALLY LET U KNOW THAT U R NOT RELATED TO ME AND U R NOT MY FAMILY….I AM BLOOD RELATED AND U R AN IN LAW…..Y R U NOT HERE AT HER HOUSE WITH THE FAMILY AND SUPPORTING HER KIDS AND GRAND KIDS…..PLEASE STOP CLAIMING MY CUZN TO B UR FAMILY…..GET OVER HERE IF ITS THAT SIMPLE FOR U TO B HERE LIKE U SAID FAMILY NEEDS TO B THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER

  32. ford service department says:

    I do trust all the concepts you have offered in your post. They’re really convincing and will definitely work. Still, the posts are very brief for starters. May just you please prolong them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

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