(L.A.) Grechario Mack, 30, Killed by LAPD

Case Number: 2018-02860

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 30-year-old Black male that occurred at a place of business.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Grechario Mack.

Manner of Death: Homicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wounds Of The Chest

RIP GRECHARIO “CHARIO” MACK (October 26, 1987 – April 10, 2018)

The decedent is survived by a nine-year-old daughter.

Police shot Mack, a father of two, inside the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw mall, as he was holding a kitchen knife, experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mall employees said that Mack had been talking to himself and seemed unwell, but was not attacking anyone.

One employee of a nearby store said she walked within ten feet of Mack, who did not scare her: “He was just standing there … It wasn’t such a big knife.”

Blurry videos from witnesses captured heavily armed officers surrounding Mack and firing a handful of loud shots. Screams echoed throughout the mall as shoppers ducked for cover and ran. When investigators arrived, he was surrounded by shattered glass.

The county’s autopsy said Mack suffered at least five gunshot wounds, including one in his back just below his head.