A former ER actress was shot by the police during a welfare check at her home.
Vanessa Marquez was shot deadly after waving a BB gun at officers, said the Sheriff's Department in Los Angeles County.
Police officers from South Pasadena visited the 49-year-old nurse nurse Wendy Goldman in the medical TV drama Thursday at her home.
When the police arrived, Marquez suffered attacks, officers said.
The TV star is said to have become less and less cooperative, while the police appealed to her and encouraged her to undergo medical treatment for more than one and a half hours.
Marquez then waved what officers said was a weapon and the police responded to her as a reaction, reports NBC News Los Angeles.
The weapon turned out to be a BB pistol and was "described as a replica of a semi-automatic pistol," police said.
A mental health worker was present at the police, said the sheriff's office.
Sgt Joe Mendoza told reporters that Marquez "suffered a number of problems, eating disorder."
The office of the LA County Sheriff is now investigating the shootings.
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