Daniel Gonzalez, 28
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Daniel Gonzalez, 28, a Latino man, was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting in Glendale about 9:30 p.m. Monday, March 31. Gonzalez was the suspect in the shooting death two hours earlier of Jose Garcia, 25, a Latino man, near Occidental College, LAPD said.
Glendale police said an officer patrolling the area pulled alongside Gonzalez in the 300 block of South Chevy Chase Drive. Gonzalez fled on foot, firing over his shoulder at the patrol car, authorities said. Police responding to the officer’s call that he was taking fire traded shots with Gonzalez. One officer was hit in the chest but was not seriously injured because he was wearing his bulletproof vest, police said. Gonzalez was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, homicide detectives from LAPD’s Northeast Division were investigating the death of Garcia, a Latino man, who was shot in the 1400 block of North Avenue 51 in Highland Park, about 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 31. Garcia was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was pronounced dead at 2 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1. Witnesses said Gonzalez and Garcia had been arguing when Gonzalez pulled a gun and allegedly shot Garcia, Det. Jose Carrillo said. Gonzalez, who had previously been convicted of second-degree murder, was released from prison two weeks ago.
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Correction: Initially Daniel Gonzalez was identified as David Gonzalez by the Glendale Police Department.