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This is Villanueva in that same red truck.

"They followed a red pickup truck to a cul-de-sac on Pritchard Avenue near Gregory Avenue," according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel. 

The truck made a U-turn and "headed directly at the officers, who opened fire," Hamel said at a news conference. 

At 10:50 p.m., officers shot at the driver and the passenger


Orange County coroner's office confirmed that Villanueva died in the incident.

The passenger was an 18-year-old male who was shot in the arm. "He was taken to a hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound and then released pending further investigation," Hamel told reporters. 

Hamel also said that officers attempted to stop the truck, but that the victim probably didn't know the vehicle following them was that of authorities since they were undercover. While the undercover car does have police lights, Hamel said she's not sure if they were turned on or if the undercover officers had a dash cam turned on at the time of the incident.

Because of this, there is no video of the event. 

“If a car is following me, it’s unmarked with no lights and doesn’t look like cops, I wouldn’t stop for them either,” Mohammad Walid, an 18-year-old former classmate of Villanueva’s at Chatsworth High School, told the Los Angeles Times.

Villanueva's family and friends started a GoFundMe page.

Almost $5,000 of the page's $10,000 goal has been raised so far. 

Villanueva isn't the only Latino that was recently killed at the hands of police officers.

On July 4, officers fatally shot 18-year-old Anthony Nunez in San Jose, California. According to a local ABC news outlet, "San Jose police were called to a Feller Avenue house because someone inside was despondent." 

"It was 18-year-old Nunez, who already had grazed his head when police say he pointed a handgun at his head," ABC reported. 

According to this report, officers allegedly spent 14 minutes trying to reason with the suspect. Nunez allegedly pointed a gun at officers when two of them shot him.

Again, without video footage of this incident family and friends are trying to comprehend why officers didn't allow them to intervene and defuse the situation. 

Both of these Latino men have been added the Guardian's interactive tracking of people killed by police in the United States.

photo: Screen grab

Of the 561 killed by police this year, 86 are Latino. 

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