PASADENA, Calif. (FOX 11) – A man wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a firearm died after an exchange of gunfire with Pasadena police in the 1500 block of Glen Avenue Friday evening.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the officer-involved shooting. They say Pasadena police officers were called to the Glen Avenue home at about 6:30 p.m. to investigate a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived, they located the suspect standing within the fence of a yard.
The suspect yelled at the officers then pointed the gun at them and that's when the officer-involved shooting occurred, the Sheriff's Department says. The suspect then went to the back of the yard and out of the officers' view but police eventually located him unresponsive and suffering from at least one gunshot wound, authorities said. It's unclear if the suspect was killed by police gunfire or took his own life.
Investigators found a rifle with a large capacity drum style magazine and a handgun near the suspect and there was evidence to support he had fired at least one round, the Sheriff's Department said.
The suspect's identity was not immediately released by authorities. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
PASADENA — A man armed with a rifle and gun and wearing a bullet-proof vest died in a confrontation with police in Pasadena, but it was unclear Saturday morning whether the suspect was killed by police gunfire or took his own life.
An autopsy was pending to determine whether Daniel Warren of Pasadena, 36, died from a self-inflicted wound or a round fired by a police officer, coroner’s Lt. David Smith said.
Officers responded to a call of a man with a gun in the 1500 block of Glen Avenue near Howard Street, just east of the Foothill (210) Freeway, at 6:30 p.m. Friday and spotted the suspect standing in the yard of a home, wearing “a ballistic bullet proof vest and holding a firearm,” according to Deputy Erin Liu of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which was assisting the Pasadena Police Department with the investigation.
The suspect yelled at officers, then pointed the weapon at them and an officer-involved shooting occurred, she said.
The suspect ran to the rear of the home, where officers found him lying unconscious with at least one gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Liu said.
A rifle with a large capacity drum style magazine and handgun were found near the suspect. Evidence at the scene indicated the suspect had fired at least one round.