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Glendale Cops Fatally Shoot Guy Walking Around Firing a Gun
Reports of gunfire prompted police officers in Glendale to check out the scene at San Fernando Road and Glendale Avenue early this morning.
After spotting the suspect, officers opened fire and fatally shot the man, who was armed with a gun.
Officers say the suspect was firing his weapon, which the two responding officers heard from about a block away. When a third officer pulled up on the scene, his vehicle was struck with a bullet.
Glendale PD Sgt. Tom Lorenz told L.A. Now: “There’s no other way to describe it: A gun battle took place for a period of time."
The suspect was struck, and died on scene. No officers were hurt during the shooting.
“Now we’re going to try to determine what was going on with this guy and why he was walking around firing his weapon,” noted Lorenz.
The investigation has led to the shut down of San Fernando Road between Glendale Avenue and Brand Boulevard, and the closure is likely to be in place most of this morning. Motorists are urged to use Los Feliz or Colorado boulevards, or the 134 Freeway to get around the investigation area.