(L.A.) Johanna Gonzalez, 17, Died at a Police Department

Case Number: 2024-04991

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 17-year-old Hispanic female that occurred at a police department in the City of Industry.

The coroner’s office has identified the teen as Johanna Gonzalez.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of Head

RIP JOHANNA GONZALEZ (September 11, 2006 – March 24, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 7:55 p.m.

The sheriff’s department claims that the death was from a self-inflicted gunshot. CCTV footage from inside the station has not been released.

LAUSD’s narrative is that the girl was having an altercation with a sheriff’s deputy when she grabbed his firearm from the holster. There was a struggle over the gun and she somehow shot herself dead.

Government investigators had a choice of classifying this death as an accident, a homicide or a suicide.

The investigator of this case was Melissa Muñoz.