Another day, another OIS

This time in Glendale, where again an officer attempting an arrest was shot. The suspect in this case was also shot and died at the scene. The AP provided this photo of the investigation.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the gunbattle:


GLENDALE – An officer was shot and a man was killed following a series of gun battles between the man and several officers Monday evening, police said.

The wounded officer was struck in the chest but was wearing a bullet-proof vest and is expected to survive, said Sgt. Tom Lorenz, with the Glendale Police Department.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. near Colorado Boulevard and Adams Street after an officer chased a suspect who then turned and began firing a weapon at the officer, Lorenz said.

The rest of the story is here.

Meanwhile, Monrovia police and Sheriff’s detectives continue to investigate the OIS that occurred there early Sunday morning. Police have identified the Monrovia officer wounded in the incident, but have yet to provide a name for the suspected shooter, who remains in the hospital.

Star-News reporter Melissa Pamer filed an update in the case, which includes this information:

The 50-year-old, 320-pound suspect allegedly shot veteran Monrovia police Sgt. Dan Verna during a gun battle in the southwest corner of the city just after midnight.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending his discharge from a hospital and booking, was shot several times after he fired on Verna, authorities said.

Officials believe he was the same man wanted in connection to recent crimes in Arcadia, Monrovia spokesman Dick Singer said.

“He’s suspected of being responsible for a whole string of burglaries in Arcadia,” Singer said. “If it’s this guy, then he’s been getting very aggressive recently.”

It’s interesting that city spokesman Dick Singer apparently knows more than the police department in regards to this case.



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  • frazgo

    I had to laugh, Singer got it right this time.

    Kidding aside, 350 lbs, it was dark why didn’t he hide under a tarp and pretend to be a big BBQ Grill or a V-Dub Bug and lay quiet?