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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