Officials Identify Man, 28, Killed In Corona Officer-Involved Shooting

CORONA (CBS) — Authorities Thursday identified a man that was fatally shot by Corona police Wednesday evening.

Police said Eric Burbank, 28, pulled a gun on an officer after a foot chase through an apartment complex.

The shooting occurred late Wednesday in the 2200 block of Lakeside Place.

Officers were sent to the location around 10:15 p.m. to investigate reports of a man threatening physical harm to his neighbors at the Deerwood Apartments, said Corona police Detective John Samano.

A patrolman spotted an individual matching the description of the suspect and approached the man.

“When the officer tried to contact the suspect, a short foot pursuit ensued through the complex,” the detective said. “The suspect then came to a stop, at which time the officer saw the suspect produce a handgun from his waistband, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.”

Burbank was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The officer was uninjured.

A handgun allegedly belonging to the suspect was recovered at the scene, Samano said.

It was the second fatal shooting involving law enforcement personnel in Corona in a week.

On July 19, Corona police shot and killed David Miguel, a 34-year-old parolee, during a confrontation at a mobile home park in the 900 block of Pomona Road.

Miguel was shot after officers went to the location in response to a report of a domestic disturbance during which shots were fired, authorities said.

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