Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

News

Police Release 911 Audio from Covina Shooting

Before you read more...
Dear reader, we're asking you to help us keep local news available for all. Your financial support keeps our stories free to read, instead of hidden behind paywalls. We believe when reliable local reporting is widely available, the entire community benefits. Thank you for investing in your neighborhood.
5b2c5c644488b30009281227-original.jpg

At the family Christmas Eve party, the ex-sister-in-law of Santa shooter Bruce Jeffrey Pardo made it out of her parents' Covina house alive with her injured daughter who was shot in the head--luckily with a non life-threatening injury.

She then called police (audio below) in one of the most saddening phone calls.

She didn't know the exact details at the time, but nine family members were reportedly killed--apparently two of her sisters (one being Pardo's ex-wife), her parents, two brothers and their wives and a nephew.

Support for LAist comes from

The deadly Christmas Eve shooting was a story a long time in the making and was carefully planned. He was set to fly out of the country, but being badly burnt from the fire he started after the shooting rampage, Pardo killed himself in Sylmar after setting a boobie trap in his car for investigators.

AP Photo/Gene Blevins