Valentina Orellana-Peralta: US teen shot dead through police 'died in mother's palms' - BBC news

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Watch: The mom of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, 14, describes the moment she become fatally shot via an LA police officer

A mom whose 14-yr-old woman become by accident killed via a stray police bullet in l. a. says her daughter "died in my arms".

Valentina Orellana-Peralta turned into together with her mom in a garments shop on 23 December when an officer opened fireplace on a suspect.

The bullet pierced a wall and hit her.

Soledad Peralta wept as she described begging officers to assist her daughter, however that they "just left her laying there".

In a press release read via a legal professional, Mrs Peralta recounted how she and her daughter heard a commotion and screaming outdoor the changing room while trying on dresses for a party on the North Hollywood department store.

They sat down collectively, hugged every different and prayed.

Mrs Peralta spoke of she felt whatever thing hit her daughter, throwing them each to the ground.

She observed Valentina's physique "went limp" and she "tried to wake her up with the aid of shaking her, however she did not wake up".

Valentina died in her palms, Mrs Peralta stated.

She screamed for aid, however no person got here.

"When the police finally got here, they took me out of the dressing room and left my daughter laying there. i needed them to assist her, however they simply left her laying there by myself."

Mrs Peralta mentioned seeing a son or daughter die for your fingers is one of the "most profound pains any human being can imagine".

LA Police Chief Michel Moore has promised a "thorough, comprehensive and transparent investigation" into what he known as a "chaotic incident".

Police had been responding to experiences that a person changed into performing unevenly interior the keep and attacking valued clientele with a heavy bike lock. He changed into also shot useless.

Emergency calls included studies that the suspect had a gun, however no firearm become found.

Police bodycam photos indicates officers closing in on the man with their weapons drawn as he bludgeons a woman.

Valentina's father, Juan Pablo Orellana, mentioned the actions of the police officers involved had been negligent.

"i can't relaxation unless the closing day, until all these criminals are in penal complex," he stated.

Her household talked about the 14-yr-historic, a Chilean immigrant, adored skateboarding and hoped to in the future develop into a US citizen.

Mr Orellana showed reporters a skateboard purchased for her as a Christmas current. He noted he would now "should take it to the grave, so she will skate with the angels".

"it's like my total heart has been ripped out of my physique," he brought.

"The pain of opening the Christmas presents for her which have been delivered for Christmas Day cannot be articulated."

Signs saying "Justice for Valentina" and flowers outside the department store

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