Hollywood actress Vanessa Marquez was shot dead by the US Police after she pointed a toy gun at them. The incident took place in California. According to the reports, the incident took place when the police had gone for a welfare check and the actress grabbed what seemed like a handgun. After the incident, the officers discovered that it was a BB-type gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun. The 49-year-old actress played nurse Wendy Goldman on 'ER' from 1994 to 1997 and also appeared on several other shows.