Vanessa Marquez, known for her recurring role as nurse Wendy Goldman, on the hit 90’s medical drama ER, died tragically on Thursday. It was confirmed that she was shot, in an officer-involved shooting at her house in South Pasadena. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had the following to say through Twitter:
— LA County Sheriff's (@LASDHQ) August 31, 2018
The police went to check on her after receiving a call from a landlord saying the women was in some kind of trouble. They had been called to the residency a few times before.
While the police officers were conducting a welfare check, at her house, she allegedly pulled out a “BB-type” replica gun. This caused a police officer to open fire. Marquez was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly afterwards.