Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Gun Battle On Colorado Boulevard

Last night there was a running gun battle on Colorado Blvd between Adams and Chevy Chase. A Glendale PD officer was shot, but wasn't harmed thanks to his bulletproof vest. The suspect was killed.

Nothing in the Glendale News-Press yet. From the L.A. Times:
A Glendale police officer shot in the chest during a foot pursuit Monday night was released from the hospital this morning, officials said.

The officer, a 20-year veteran, was protected from serious injury by a bulletproof vest.


The incident began at around 9:30 p.m. Monday after another officer driving in the area stopped to question the man, who Balian said was acting "suspiciously." As that officer left his car, the man drew a handgun and fired over his shoulder as he fled, Balian said.

That officer did not initially return fire, Balian said. "He was taking cover and putting out a broadcast [for backup] at the same time that he was being shot [at]," Balian said.

As the gunman fled south on South Adams Street to East Elk Avenue a few minutes later, two more officers arrived, and the man traded gunfire with them from the bushes, hitting one.

Police then shot and wounded the man, who collapsed and died in the 300 block of South Chevy Chase Drive.

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