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Video: Off-Duty LAPD Reserve Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

July 07, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Off-Duty LAPD Reserve Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

An off-duty reserve Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon after the officer thought the man was attempting to rob him at a Covina Carl's Jr. restaurant, Covina police said.

Covina police told NBC Los Angeles the man allegedly brandished a gun, and the reserve officer thought he was attempting to rob him. 

"When he was waiting for food he was confronted by the subject. The subject brandished a weapon at him. He was fearful of a robbery so he drew his own weapon and fired several times," Sgt. Gregg Peterson of Covina Police said.

Police say witnesses ran outside after the shooting and others hid in a bathroom.

The officer was OK, according to the Covina Police Department. Officers recovered a handgun from the man who died at the scene.


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kevcopAz @ 7/7/2016 4:32 PM

Obviously the officer wasn't white, or perhaps the suspect wasn't Black, otherwise this officer would also be getting a "trial by press" like the other white officers do now a days. Sorry yes I'm cynical, but with good reason.

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