TORRANCE (CBSLA) — The Harbor-UCLA Medical Center patient who was shot by a deputy inside the hospital in October has died, authorities said Tuesday.
The patient was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office and the sheriff’s department as 38-year-old Nicholas Burgos, Jr. Burgos died on Nov. 1.READ MORE: Johnny Santos Moreno Pleads Guilty To Attacking Transgender Woman In Costa Mesa
It’s unclear why news of Burgos’ death was released 16 days later.READ MORE: Faith Leaders From Around Los Angeles React To The Guilty Verdict In The Trial Of Derek Chauvin
Burgos had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center since being shot several times by a deputy on Oct. 6. He was a patient at the hospital and became violent, and tried to destroy a computer and smash a fourth-floor window with a piece of medical equipment.
The deputy who shot Burgos had been guarding an injured deputy’s room.MORE NEWS: Duarte Senior Center To Host Free COVID-19 Vaccination Site April 25 & 26
According to the sheriff’s department, the coroner’s office has notified Burgos’ family of his death.