On the morning of April 4, 2011 a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy shot a suspect who tried to run from the scene of a burglary. The deputy told investigators the burglar pointed a gun at him. The burglar, who later pleaded guilty, claims the officer planted a gun to justify the shooting.
Sheriff's Lt. John Corina said that many witnesses have come forward since the case was reopened in 2011 but it remains an investigation into a suspicious death and not a murder case. Corina suggests this will be the last effort to resolve how Wood died.