Edwin Rivera



Age: 20


Summary: Los Angeles man who is believed to have shot and killed his 54-year-old father Gerardo Rivera, his two brothers Edgar and Andy, and 51-year-old LAPD SWAT officer Randal Simmons, and critically wounded another officer 51-year-old James Veenstra and another unidentified relative during a deadly hours-long standoff at their home, in which authorities said the gunman had a criminal record and mental problems, and that there had been strains in the family involving the father's relationship with a girlfriend, believed to be the woman who escaped the home after being held hostage.



Cause of Death: Shot and killed by police officers during the standoff


Born: August 1, 1988


Died: February 7, 2008


Location: Los Angeles, California