Man Who Was Allegedly Attacking His Ex-Girlfriend Killed By Victim's Mother and Sister With Kitchen Knife and Golf Club, Authorities Say

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Barry Hall claims the assailant began choking his ex-girlfriend after throwing a concrete paver through the victim's front window and entering her residence.

November 30, 2020

Images provided by KNBC

Images provided by KNBC

By: Julien McNab

According to KNBC, 40-year-old Justin Goss of Glendale, California was pronounced dead on the scene after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and was subsequently killed by the victim's sister and mother.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Du Busky, South Pasadena police responded to a domestic violence call shortly before 10am on Saturday. When they arrived they reportedly heard a woman screaming inside.

The Los Angeles Times cites Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Barry Hall claiming that after Goss allegedly began attacking the victim, "They (the mother and sister) tried to pull him (Goss) off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong. So they had to resort to using weapons."

They were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lt. Barry Hall

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated and released, while the mother and sister, according to Hall, face no charges as "They were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter."

In a report issued by UN Women, the organization has termed the rise in domestic violence across the globe during COVID-19 as the Shadow Pandemic. According to them, "emerging data and reports from those on the front lines, have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified."

Healthline cites this report, and provides a helpful 11 Things to Know About Domestic Violence During COVID-19 and Beyond, which includes links to Surveillance, Mental Health, and Domestic Violence resources.

As for this particular incident in South Pasadena authorities are still investigating and are asking that anyone with any information regarding the incident call the LA County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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