BURBANK (CBSLA) — A man police say was armed with a gun was shot and killed Monday by Burbank officers.
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The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. in the parking lot of the Quality Inn Burbank Airport, 2255 N. Buena Vista Street. Police had been called to check on the welfare of a child who was seen wandering the parking lot.
Officers arrived and found the child and determined the boy to be safe. But during the investigation, the officers came into contact with a man who was sitting inside a car in the hotel’s parking lot, police said.READ MORE: Torrance Police Seek Public's Help In Shooting Death Of A Woman
“At some point during this interaction, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Burbank police said in a statement.
The man was taken to a hospital, where he died. His name has not been released, pending notification of his family.
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The relationship between the child who was reported and the man who was shot was not known, but police said the child was placed with children’s services.