Off-Duty LAPD Reserve Officer Thwarts Robbery at Carl’s Junior, Covina

Off-Duty LAPD Reserve Officer Thwarts Robbery at Carl’s Junior, Covina

A robbery suspect was shot and killed when he pulled out a gun next to an off-duty Reserve LAPD Officer at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Covina.

According to Sgt. Gregg Peterson of Covina P.D., the officer stopped in for a meal, and while waiting in line for his food, was confronted by a man brandishing a gun. The officer shot the assailant in the upper torso, as witnesses ran for the exits and the bathroom.

Police responded to the call for a shooting inside a Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 573 N. Azusa Avenue at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6th, and quickly closed down the area. Fire department paramedics arrived at the scene to attend to the wounded suspect, who died shortly thereafter. The off-duty reserve officer was not injured.

The L.A. County Coroner described the suspect as a 19-year-old Hispanic male. The department is unable to report further, while awaiting family to identify and claim the deceased.

LAPD’s Public Information Officer Tony Im stated that the name of the officer will not be released while Covina police investigate the attempted robbery. LAPD’s Reserve Police Officers wear the familiar badge and uniform of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Covina Police encourage anyone with further information to contact their Detective Bureau at (626) 384-5628 during the ongoing investigation.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

 

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