• Matt Esnayra

LBUSD identifies the school safety officer who shot an 18-year-old woman near Millikan High

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The Long Beach Unified School District has released the name of the school safety officer who shot 18-year-old Mona Rodriguez Monday near Long Beach’s Millikan High School.


According to LBUSD, school safety officer Eddie F. Gonzalez was involved in the shooting and is currently on administrative leave, the LA Times first reported.

  • LBUSD says they hired Gonzalez on Jan. 10, 2021, and he had no disciplinary problems or complaints filed against him during his short time with the school district, LBUSD spokesperson Chris Eftychiou told the Daily Beast.

  • Gonzalez shot Mona Rodriguez at a parking lot as she, her boyfriend, and his 16-year brother attempted to flee from a fight.

  • LBPD says Gonzalez was driving and saw a fight between Rodriguez and a 15-year-old girl and attempted to intervene. When Gonzalez approached the car he fired his gun twice into the car, hitting Rodriguez in the head.

Driving the news:

About a group of 30 protesters held a demonstration outside of LBPD headquarters.

  • The family’s lawyer, Luis Carrillo, called for the state attorney general to take over the investigation from the Long Beach Police Department and the L. A County District Attorney’s Office, per the Post.

  • Mr. Carrillo said the family decided to remove Mona from life support and donate her organs.

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