On Feb. 28, 1997, two robbers armed with an arsenal of weapons started one of the most fiercest gun battles in Los Angeles history, the North Hollywood shootout.

Chief Michel Moore, who was called to the scene that day, recalls the moment it all unfolded.

"It doesn't feel like 25 years ago," he told ABC7. "Watching this footage here ... just renews those memories again of that morning. I arrived in the aftermath of the shooting, and we still thought we had suspects that were in the neighborhood.

Moore, who's been a part of LAPD for more than 30 years, spoke with Eyewitness News on Monday about how the shootout has changed how the department responds to active shooter situations. He said it truly changed the course of American policing forever.