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Nicole Santa Cruz

Nicole Santa Cruz writes the Homicide Report for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the staff in 2009, she has covered Orange County and national news such as the Gabrielle Giffords shooting and the Louisiana oil spill. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona who misses Tucson’s Mexican food and desert sunsets.
A teenager killed by deputies, a missing gun and community rage

An emergency meeting called after the death of 16-year-old Anthony Weber in a shooting by L.A. County sheriff's deputies did little to quell the community's anger. Deputies say they saw a gun before opening fire; it hasn't been found.

Chaos erupts at emergency community meeting called to quell tensions after teen is killed by deputies

The Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission held an emergency town hall meeting following the death of a 16-year-old boy shot in an encounter with sheriff's deputies Sunday in South L.A. Authorities later alleged that a gun carried by the boy was picked up by someone in an angry crowd.

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