NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- A 64-year-old Burbank man shot and killed
himself this week while sitting in a parked car, authorities said.
Dennis Arnold, who was parked in the 2700 block of West Burbank
Boulevard, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the
head, Burbank police Sgt. Bill Taylor said.
Burbank officers investigating a tip discovered Arnold slumped over
the wheel in the front seat of his car about 5:15 p.m. Sunday, Taylor
"When the officers arrived, they checked it out and found that he had
shot himself," Taylor said. "From all apparent indications, it was
It was not clear whether anyone witnessed the shooting, but at least
one person called police after seeing the man bent over in the car.
Another person told police that he smashed Arnold's car window and turned
off the ignition to try to help the man, but was too late.
What prompted the shooting is not known, Taylor said. A neighbor
reportedly told police that Arnold had some medical problems.