Comedy Central TV host Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to remember John Winkler, the aspiring TV producer mistakenly killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies this week.
Winkler worked as a temporary production assistant on Tosh’s show, “Tosh.0”
“Only had the privilege of working with John Winkler for a short while. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends,” Tosh wrote.
Winkler, 30, who had recently arrived from Washington state to pursue a career in entertainment, was hit once in the chest when three deputies opened fire on him Monday night at a West Hollywood apartment complex, officials said in a statement. Deputies mistook him for an assailant who was holding people hostage at knifepoint in an apartment.
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