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Woman fatally shot by deputy in Rosemead is identified

January 5, 2012 |  1:20 pm

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A woman fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy after she wielded a hammer and screamed outside a Rosemead mental health clinic was identified Thursday as 40-year-old Jazmyne Ha Eng.

Eng's city of residence was unknown, according to the L.A. County coroner's office.

But she appeared to be mentally ill and was holding a hammer as if ready to strike people outside the clinic Wednesday in the 9300 block of Valley Boulevard, witnesses said.

L.A. County sheriff's deputies tried to talk Eng into putting down the hammer, but she did not respond, officials said.

They then tried to subdue her by stunning her with a Taser, but that did not stop her, officials said.

She advanced toward the deputies, holding the hammer above her head, when a deputy fired two rounds, sheriff's officials said. Eng was pronounced dead at the scene.


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Image: Map shows location of Wednesday's shooting in purple, as well as 30 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Los Angeles Times