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Yong Yang

Yang, 40, was killed on May 2 after allegedly wielding a kitchen knife toward officers responding to reports of a mental health episode.

Yang’s parents called the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) due to the erratic behavior of their son, who suffers from Schizophrenia and bipolar.

Yang was to be placed under a 72-hour mental evaluation hold. Before the DMH ambulance could arrive, LAPD officers arrived at the scene. Yang refused to leave the residence, which lead to the officers entering the home. When entering, they encountered Yang holding a knife. Moments later, Yang was shot down and was later pronounced dead by paramedics.

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