Off-duty LAPD officer shoots, kills suspect in Covina robbery attempt, police say

COVINA, Calif. (KABC) -- An off-duty officer with the Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed a suspect during a robbery attempt, according to authorities.

The Covina Police Department said it responded to a call for a shooting inside a Carl's Jr. restaurant located at 573 N. Azusa Ave. at about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

Detectives said preliminary information indicates the suspect pulled a weapon on the off-duty officer who then shot the man in the upper body.

When officials arrived, the suspect was declared dead at the scene. The off-duty officer was not injured.

Covina police were investigating the shooting and said the off-duty officer's name would not be released at this time.

Anyone with information that can aid detectives in their investigation was urged to call the Covina Police Department Detective Bureau (626) 384-5628.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous were urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800) 222-8477.
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