A 14-year-old girl who was shot dead by a Los Angeles police officer’s stray bullet during Thursday’s confrontation with an assault suspect at a Burlington Coat Factory was in a dressing room trying on gowns for a quinceanera with her mother, it has been revealed.
The teen, identified by the coroner on Friday as Valentina Orellana Peralta, was shopping at the Burlington Coat Factory in North Hollywood before noon when an officer confronted a man who had assaulted a woman earlier.
The cop fired shots at the male suspect, but one of the bullets went through the wall of a dressing room, killing 14-year-old Peralta who was inside with her mother.
Police also killed the male suspect. The woman who had been assaulted was taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries. She was filmed lying on a gurney with blood on her face.
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