Active Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
Burbank, California (May 27, 2023) – An investigation is underway following an officer-involved shooting that has left one person dead.
On May 27, 2023, at about 4:00 p.m., the Burbank Police Department received a phone call from a man claiming he was in a vehicle in the parking lot of Home Depot, located at 1200 South Flower Street, armed with a gun, saying he was going to shoot people. The man provided the Communications Center operator with the make and color of the vehicle he was in and the location in the parking lot.
When the officers arrived, they located the man still seated in a vehicle. The officers and the man had a brief verbal exchange followed by the suspect’s aggressive actions which precipitated an officer-involved shooting.
Officers immediately summoned medical aid. The Burbank Fire Department responded and transported the man to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
The officers were not injured during the shooting.
The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending identification by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. Burbank Police detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, and the Department of Justice have been notified and will be responding to the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division, at (818) 238-3210.