Robbery Suspect Shot To Death By Police In Canoga Park

CANOGA PARK (CBS) — A robbery suspect was shot to death by police in Canoga Park early Tuesday morning, a police watch commander said.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Reports From Canoga Park

The shooting occurred at Roscoe and Topanga Canyon boulevards around midnight, Lt. Burt Gutierrez of the LAPD’s Topanga Station said.

The suspect reportedly died at the scene.

Officers spotted the suspect while responding to an attempted robbery at a gas station. A foot chase ensued, during which the suspect allegedly displayed a handgun and was shot by an officer, LAPD Lt. Rick Banks said.

The suspect did not fire at police, but a handgun was recovered at the scene, Bruce Borihahn of LAPD Media Relations said.

As of 6 a.m., westbound Roscoe was closed between Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Fallbrook Avenue, Borihahn said.

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