‘She died in my arms’: Devastated mum of teen fatally shot by police pays tribute to ‘sweet angel’

The mother of Valentina Orellana-Peralta, a 14-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police in Los Angeles, has said seeing her daughter “die in her arms” was one of the “most profound pains any human being can imagine”.

Speaking at a news conference via a translator, Soledad Peralta said she begged officers to help her daughter in the immediate aftermath of the shooting, but they “just left her laying there”.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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