Daniel Tosh and the Comedy Central network expressed their condolences for John Winkler a production assistant on Daniel’s hit TV show ‘Tosh.O’ who was tragically gunned down by L.A. police on April 7.
Daniel Tosh took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the shooting death John Winkler, 30, who was one of his production assistants at Daniel’s Comedy Central show. Daniel and the CC network made clear their shock at learning of the death of one of their own in several messages to fans.
Daniel Tosh Posts Message To Twitter About John Winkler Shooting Death
Daniel’s message on Twitter simply stated: “I only had the privilege of working with John Winkler for a while. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.”
The Comedy Central network released a lengthier statement regarding John’s sudden death at the hands of police.
only had the privilege of working with John Winkler for a short while. we extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) April 11, 2014
“Comedy Central and Tosh.0 extend their deepest condolences to the family of John Winkler,” the network said in its statement. “We only had the privilege of working with him for a short while and extend heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends during this tragic time.”
John Winkler Shot To Death By Police
Tragically, John was gunned down by police in L.A., on April 7, after being misidentified as stabbing suspect Alexander McDonald. John was killed with one shot.
HollywoodLife.com learned exclusively from a source that Alexander had just recently lost his job and “freaked out.”
“All of his friends are shocked that he is capable of becoming so violent and can’t believe he did what he did,” the source revealed. Apparently, the source met Alexander, weeks prior to the shooting, at the same apartment complex where John’s death took place.
“He was very hospitable, offering everyone drinks, and food,” the source said, of his encounter with Alexander.
Sadly, John had just moved to California six months prior to his fatal shooting.
According to the L.A. Times John was attempting to help a friend who was being held at knife-point by Alexander. When John tried to escape the blade himself he came across police who arrived on the scene.
The police mistook John for the attacker and fired the lethal shot that ended his life.
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