posted on Nov, 13 2004 @ 11:07 PM
Los Angeles hostage-taker dies
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A man shot in the head by police as he held a Mexican consulate employee hostage has died, officials said Saturday.
Manuel Jubenal Ortiz-Gonzalez, 19, was pronounced dead at 2 p.m. Wednesday after his family decided to take him off life support, said Mario Sainz, an
investigator with the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
His major organs were harvested after his death, Sainz said.
Ortiz-Gonzalez, originally of Jalisco, Mexico, entered the consulate Tuesday with what appeared to be a pistol and demanded attention from the news
Starter pistol used in L.A. consulate standoff
9:17 p.m. November 10, 2004
LOS ANGELES – A man shot by police after taking a hostage at the Mexican consulate was armed with a starter pistol, which is similar to a cap gun,
police said Wednesday. Manuel Jubenal Ortiz, 19, remained on life support in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital, police said.
Police responding to a report of a kidnapping Tuesday morning confronted Ortiz on a sidewalk outside the consulate.
INFO ON SIGN:
Ortiz wore a large sign that said in part, "I think, therefore I am."
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[edit on 13-11-2004 by SMR]