LA Deputies Accidentally Shoot, Kill Hostage

Victim worked on Comedy Central's 'Tosh.0'

By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner

Posted Apr 11, 2014 11:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Deputies responding to a hostage situation at a Los Angeles apartment complex Monday apparently shot the wrong person. NWCN reports the victim was producer John Winkler, a production assistant for Comedy Central's Tosh.0. It's unclear whether 30-year-old Winkler was already a hostage when the situation began unfolding, or became one after rushing in to help. What is clear: Deputies mistook Winkler for the suspect when they saw him running out of the building with another victim, who'd been stabbed. Newsy reports:

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