Off-duty LAPD reserve officer fatally shoots armed man inside Carl’s Jr. in Covina

Carl’s Jr.
Police investigate at a Carl’s Jr. where a person was fatally shot in Covina on July 6, 2016.

An off-duty reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department fatally shot a man Wednesday inside a Covina restaurant, authorities said.

The shooting was reported about 3 p.m. at the Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the 500 block of North Azusa Avenue, according to Covina police Sgt. Gregg Peterson.

A man allegedly brandished a gun inside the restaurant and confronted the off-duty reserve officer, who responded by shooting the man in the upper torso, Peterson said in a statement. Police described the man as a robbery suspect.

Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the restaurant and pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name was not released pending notification of his family.


A handgun was recovered at the scene, LAPD Officer Drake Madison said.

Covina police did not identify the name of the off-duty reserve officer. 

The shooting is under investigation by Covina police and the LAPD.

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7:54 p.m.: This article was updated with the handgun recovered at the scene and the LAPD assisting in the investigation.

This article was originally published at 5:38 p.m.

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