Perp: Deputy David Salazar Victim: Efrain Lara Gutierrez Department: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Location: Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California L.A. Times: Jury awards $2 million to family of Azusa man killed by deputy (Oct 1 2013) The family of an Azusa man shot to death by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been awarded $2 million by a federal jury. After a day and a half of deliberations, the jury Monday awarded the money to Mara Eva Gutierrez and Dionico Lara, the parents of Efrain Lara Gutierrez. The jury rejected the defense that the deputy feared for his life from a man with a knife. Gutierrez, 31, was shot several times by Deputy David Salazar on Oct. 2, 2009, as the deputy investigated possible break-ins to vehicles involving two suspects. Gutierrez died at the scene. “He was shot in the back,” said Dale Galipo, the family’s lawyer. “But just as importantly, we were able to show to jurors that the deputy wasn’t near him. The blood trail is 26 feet long. He was running away, not toward, the deputy when he was shot.” ... An autopsy found that the deputy shot the man in the back.