Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Man shot by police in Los Feliz identified; the Echo Park artist whose work powered Chris Burden’s final project; can the new District 4 Councilman keep his promises?

MOrning Report

  • The unarmed man shot by police in Los Feliz last week has been identified as 48-year-old Walter William DeLeon.  DeLeon, who remains in critical condition, is a construction worker who “just tries to get by,” his son said. L.A. Now
  • Echo Park artist John Biggs spent seven years building a replica of a 1903 dirigible engine for Chris Burden’s final art installation. L.A. Times
  • Will incoming 4th District Councilman David Ryu be able to keep his campaign promises? L.A. Times

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  1. Walter Deleon was apparently raised in Echo Park, lived in Silver Lake for many years, and either he or his sister now live on Los Feliz Blvd. Someone from this blog readership must know something more about him and attest to his character or provide more insight! Prayers he recovers and is able to tell his story. Prayers that people come forward with more info. This story is so beyond sad and bizarre. Please people – speak out.

  2. What is bizarre and/or inexplicable is that officers were at such a heightened level of anxiety and apprehension considering that the man was unarmed in an area with virtually no criminal activity and lots of joggers.. Moreover, on the hottest days, I’ve seen lots of joggers carrying towels with them on their daily run and it’s disturbing to think that a white towel could be misinterpreted as a “red-flag” or mortal threat(?).

  3. Really hope people come forward with more information. Everything about this shooting creeps me out. Sending good thoughts to the victim’s family.

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