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Police Shoot and Kill Altadena Man

Altadena resident Moises de la Torre, 25, was shot around 7:35 p.m. Sunday in North Hollywood.

A man who was shot and killed by police in North Hollywood was identified today as an Altadena resident.

Moises de la Torre, 25, was shot around 7:35 p.m. Sunday at Vineland Avenue and Archwood Street, according to Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section and Ed Winter of the coroner's office.

Police went to the scene in response to a report of a man with a gun, Eisenman said.

"They encountered the suspect in the street and there was an officer-involved shooting," Eisenman said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not say what de la Tor[r]e did to draw police fire or if a weapon was recovered.

Did you know Moises de la Torre? What do you think of this incident?

Esmeralda Marroquin February 27, 2013 at 02:36 AM
I personally didn't know him but knew his sister,younger brother ,father . He was a father of a small child at my school of employer and he always seem content to take his child to our school and to pick up his child. I case manage families at our school and my heart aches for his parents,his sibilings and most importantly his child who not have his father to pick him up from school. And sadly see him grow up as many of us parents enjoy seeing our children grow.
Esmeralda Marroquin February 27, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Sad for this family this is a young life loss what else can I said when I already said the above.
Esmeralda Marroquin February 27, 2013 at 02:40 AM
wooow are you serious?
Debo February 27, 2013 at 03:34 AM
I wonder if anyone from the public could substantiate the officers claims that he threatened to kill them? It sounds like a bunch of bullshit. He was a minority suspect, which in LAPD terms means shoot to kill. RIP young man.
Jessica Hamlin February 27, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Thank you so much for your comment, Debo, but please refrain from using profanity as it violates our Terms of Service.
Brandon February 27, 2013 at 06:13 AM
I would think that after the recent stuff going on that the LAPD would be more inclined to not be shooting at people unless there was a good reason.
DC February 27, 2013 at 06:13 AM
It's always best to wait for the details and facts to come out before rushing to conclusions. At this point I wouldn't consider the Altadena Patch alert to be full disclosure.
Chris February 27, 2013 at 04:49 PM
The LAPD has always acted with impunity. In fact, I think it was one of their founding principals.
Robby February 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Wait for the details and facts? Like the LAPD does? LOLOL
Tatiana baca February 28, 2013 at 06:15 PM
I hope justice is in our favor this was not fare what they did to you I hope they can never sleep knowing they did this to you. We look at these so called police officers and think they will protect and serve but instead we get them gunning down someone and ask questions later!!!!!!!!! It's things like this that all police departments should really take the time and effort to look in to who they hire and how they train them cause anyone can be next......... A great friend, loving brother and wonderful dad you where and you will be missed we love you Moises may u rest in heaven and till we me again with all our hearts Tatiana and Michael from Altadena
Cin Dee March 02, 2013 at 06:32 PM
I knew him from the day his family moved into the neighborhood. He had his demon but he was an amazing human being despite that. He didn't deserve to die the way he did. I hope his little boy grows up at least remembering the good 2-3years they shared.
jo March 08, 2013 at 06:23 AM
I wonder if any of you people where there for him when he was introuble whit his drug problem. But now that he's dead you all are jumping on the police bashing wagon I wasn't there neither were you people. He was a good guy but he had problems and now he's gone things could have been different but that's life I hope his little boy grows up whit good memories of his dad
Donnie July 15, 2013 at 02:47 AM
The news of the death of Moises De la Torre, was a shock. This young mans life should have not come to an end in such a horrible way. Moises and I were classmates and good friends in elementary school, he was one of the brightest kids in our class. It saddens me to think he is not around anymore. Although we went our separate ways while growing up, I always wondered what had become of him. I was not expecting such horrible news. I am extremely thankful for the childhood memories, to have had the honor to be part of his life, and the friendship we shared as children. My condolences to the De la Torre family, his child and his closest friends.

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