Glendale police shot and killed a man at about 2:30 a.m. today after he engaged them in what a department spokesman called "a pretty extensive gun battle."
The two officers who came upon the armed man were not hurt, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. A bullet did strike the patrol car of a third officer who was called in as backup during the gun battle.
The man who was killed was not immediately identified.
The incident occurred in South Glendale on San Fernando Road near Brand Boulevard, where police continue to investigate the scene.
San Fernando Road between Glendale Avenue and Brand Boulevard will remain closed for at least two hours, forcing morning rush hour commuters to take alternate routes.
-- Jason Wells, Times Community News