‘ER’ Actress Vanessa Marquez Shot and Killed by Los Angeles Authorities

Actress Vanessa Marquez, 49, was shot and killed by South Pasadena police in her home Thursday afternoon. Officers responded to Marquez’s home to perform a wellness check following an emergency medical call. Marquez was having seizures when officers arrived. Authorities claim that Marquez became uncooperative and appeared to be suffering from mental-health issues. A Los Angeles County Mental Health clinician arrived and spoke to Marquez for about 90 minutes when Marquez allegedly retrieved a gun and pointed it at the officers. The officers shot and killed her. Authorities later discovered it was a BB gun. Marquez was best known for her role as nurse Wendy Goldman in the first three seasons of ER as well as 1988’s Stand and Deliver.