Officer who fatally shot girl in California store was following active-shooter protocols, union says
A man places incense at a memorial for Valentina Orellana-Peralta at the door of the North Hollywood Burlington store on Dec. 28, 2021, in North Hollywood, California. - Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS

A Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot a 14-year-old girl at a Burlington Coat Factory store was following active-shooter protocols, his union said Monday. In the horrifying incident Dec. 23, Officer William Jones opened fire on an assault suspect at the store, killing him. But during a search for additional suspects, police found teen Valentina Orellana-Peralta was also hit by a bullet that penetrated a dressing room wall. She died in her mother’s arms. Initial 911 calls reported a gun at the store, Los Angeles Police Protective League spokesman Tom Saggau told NBC News. And Officer Wi...