A man who threatened to shoot people at a Home Depot over the phone to Burbank police on Saturday was shot dead by police after engaging in “aggressive actions” in the parking lot.
According to Burbank Police Sgt. Brent Fekety, the shooting took place around 4 p.m. in the Home Depot’s parking lot at 1200 Flower St., which is located east of the 5 Freeway.
According to Fekety, the man called the police and stated he was in a car in the store’s parking lot, carrying a gun, and that he was going to shoot people.
The tweet below confirms the news:
#Developing: Police are investigating reports of a shooting at The Home Depot located in Burbank. Evidence markers could be seen littering the parking lot outside of the store as officers surveyed the area. https://t.co/b3YeCF6xdG
— KCAL News (@kcalnews) May 28, 2023
He claimed that the individual was still seated in a car when the police came. A brief verbal conversation between the officers and the suspect was followed by the suspect acting aggressively, which led to an officer-involved gunshot.
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The suspect was taken to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center by Burbank paramedics after officers promptly sought medical assistance, where he later passed away from his wounds, according to Fekety. In order to ensure accurate identification and notification of family, his identity was suppressed.
The presence of a gun at the scene was not disclosed by the police.
According to him, no officers were hurt in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact police at 818-238-3210.
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