Eagle Rock — Police fired at a robbery suspect outside the Eagle Rock Plaza this afternoon before apprehending the suspect at his home, according to authorities.
Police from neighboring Glendale responding to reports of a robbery spotted a suspect near the mall’s Target store, said Glendale Police Department spokesman Dan Suttles. Police shot at the suspect during a foot chase.
Police, after a brief vehicle pursuit, later apprehended the suspect at his home. No injuries were reported, Suttles said.
CBS2 said the incident began when a man attempted to steal a women’s mobile phone at about 2:30 pm.
The area and streets, including Colorado Boulevard, around the mall will remain closed as police conduct their investigation.
Twitter users reported hearing shots fired as they exited the mall. “Literally heard the shots as I was heading to the exit,” said one Twitter user named Katrina.
“My son and I saw police chasing a guy,” said one Eastsider reader. “He might’ve gotten away because a few minutes afterwards we saw many other police cars racing to the scene.”
— Rosa Ordaz (@RosaNBCLA) January 2, 2019
HEY LA! Avoid Colorado by Eagle Rock Plaza! Streets and mall are quarantined! I got out at the last second. Don’t know anything yet other than something about a man with a gun… Be careful!
— SKELETON BLOOD (@SKELETON_BLOOD_) January 2, 2019
— Simplyinformed (@Simplyinformed) January 2, 2019
I just heard gun shots in #eaglerock as I was leaving the mall. Have heard it’s an officer involved shooting of a robbery suspect. Literally heard the shots as I was heading to the exit.
— Katrina (@OtherKFC) January 2, 2019
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