Glendale police shoot, kill driver in Atwater Village after pursuit

Aerial view of police officers around a white SUV with its doors open that crashed into a parked car.
Glendale police fatally shot a man Thursday following a pursuit that started with an attempt to pull over an allegedly stolen vehicle, officials said.

Glendale police shot and killed a man Thursday following a pursuit, officials said.

The shooting occurred just before 5 p.m. in the 3200 block of Atwater Avenue in Los Angeles.

Around 4:45 p.m., police attempted to pull over an allegedly stolen vehicle near Los Feliz Boulevard and San Fernando Road. The vehicle did not stop and crashed into several vehicles at it evaded police, the Glendale Police Department said.

The stolen vehicle was damaged during the pursuit, department spokesperson Sgt. Christian Hauptmann said in an email.


After the vehicle crashed into a parked car at the intersection of Tyburn Street and Atwater Avenue, the driver exited the vehicle armed with a gun, officials said, and police shot him.

Glendale police did not say how many officers fired at the suspect.

A passenger ran from the vehicle and was not arrested, Hauptmann said. The passenger was interviewed, but their identity is not being released. No officers were injured during the pursuit and the shooting.

The name of the suspect shot and killed by police has not been disclosed by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.