Hollywood actress Vanessa Marquez was shot and killed by police in Pasadena city after she allegedly pointed a toy gun at them.
According to a TMZ report, police arrived after Marquez's concerned landlord called them up to check on her, as she was said to be suffering from seizures due to an eating disorder.
Variety reported that after the paramedics were called in to take care of her health, the 'Fire and Ice' actor took out a gun and pointed at the police. It is after such an act that the police opened fire at her.
Vanessa, who was rushed to the hospital, was declared brought dead. It later turned out that the weapon she was holding was a mere BB gun.
She, who died on Thursday (local time) was only 49 years old.