March 19, 2015 NRF020-15ne
Updated: The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Brian Van Gorden, Serial No. 38119.
South Los Angeles: On Thursday, March 5, 2015 around 1:45 a.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit of a reckless driver in the area of Magnolia Boulevard and Riverton Avenue.
The vehicle pursuit terminated in a cul de sac in the 4100 block of National Boulevard in the city of Burbank. At this location the suspect’s vehicle and the patrol vehicle collided and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The Burbank Fire Department responded and pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.
Both officers were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries where they were treated and released.
Force Investigation Division responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation. The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Departments use-of-force policy which states that an officer’s use-of-force actions must be objectively reasonable. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the officer-involved-shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Force Investigation Division at 213-486-5230. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.