Burglary suspect shot by police with beanbag shotgun in Pacoima dies in hospital
Victor Preciado, 32, of Van Nuys died Tuesday in a hospital, where he lapsed into a coma shortly after being detained, police said.
He was arrested May 11 after police discovered him apparently under the influence and holding what looked like a knife, later determined to be a pair of garden shears.
Officers said they went to the 10600 block of Tamarack Avenue on a report that a man had burglarized an automotive shop in the area and saw Preciado trying to open the front door of a residence.
The officers, according to an LAPD statement, struck him several times, eventually causing him to drop his weapon.
-- Richard Winton
Graphic: Map shows the location where police subdued a man with a beanbag shotgun. Source: Google Maps