Vanessa Marquez (ER Actress) Bio, Wiki, Age. Shot Dead by Cops Bodycam Video, Family, Career

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Vanessa Marquez (ER Actress) Bio, Wiki, Age. Shot Dead by Cops Bodycam Video, Family, Career

Vanessa Marquez Biography

Vanessa Marquez
was an actress from the United States. Between 1994 to 1997 she was best known for her appearances on “ER” and “Stand and Deliver.” Some of her other credits included “Seinfeld,” “Blood In Blood Out” and “Twenty Bucks.” She was also a talented vocalist and lent her voice in the 2000 Under Suspicion thriller (2000).

Police officers shot Vanessa Marquez and killed him during a welfare check on 30 August 2018. The friend of Marquez had called the fire department to check her out because they were worried about her health. The 49-year-old had suffered hallucinations when the police arrived and was lying in bed.

The bodycam video of her death was just released by police. Department of South Pasadena Police posted the video to their YouTube channel. The full video is seven minutes long as it is part of a briefing to the government, and is copied below.

Vanessa Marquez Age

Márquez was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on 21 December 1968. She died in South Pasadena, California, United States on August 30, 2018. She was 49 years old.

Body Camera Footage

The South Pasadena Police Department also released body camera footage of the fatal incident that took place on August 30, 2018, after the officers attended a welfare check on Marquez.


Marquez was shot multiple times by the officers after pulling what appeared to be a handgun on them, the memo from the district attorney’s office said. It was later determined to be an “all-black BB gun resembling a Beretta 92FS firearm.”

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Vanessa Marquez Death Video With Bodycam

South Pasadena police released body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting in August 2018 that killed Marquez. The cause of death for Vanessa Marquez was a gunshot wound after she was shot by police in South Pasadena.

The video starts when the officers arrive in her room. Viewers can see that her home is full of clutter, which police identified as “hoarding conditions” in the video voice-over. A mental health clinician is called in to examine her after talking to her.

In the video, Marquez had been heard telling officers not to take her to the hospital. Things escalated when the authorities told her they were putting her on a psychiatric hold of 5150 because they felt she was a threat to themselves and others. She responded, “I’m not going, I’m not going.” Then Marquez took scissors and a pistol from beside her and fled through the apartment with police.

Cops are heard in the video warning Márquez drops her gun multiple times. She later said “shoot me” with one officer replying  “I’m not gonna kill you.” Finally, the cops opened fire. Just before she was fired, the gun she had been carrying was visible in the top left corner of the screen. The pistol was also visible on the floor when the officers walked up the stairs to check on her. Later, police determined the weapon was a replica. Marquez had been rushed to the hospital where she died. The South Pasadena Police Department said,  “it’s a tragedy and traumatic whenever officers use deadly force.”

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Vanessa Marquez Career


She got her big break in 1987, as the academically talented and cute Ana Delgado, in the inspiring teacher drama Stand and Deliver (1988). Her success with Stand and Deliver led to a full-fledged film and television career with roles in movies like the gangster epic Blood In, Blood Out (1993) and the thought-provoking indie flick Twenty Bucks (1993).

Vanessa has appeared on the popular programs including Seinfeld (1989) and Melrose Place (1992) and recurring roles on ER (1994) and Malcolm & Eddie (1996) as Guest. Besides that, she is also a talented vocalist and has offered her voice in the Under Suspicion 2000 thriller (2000).

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