Man Killed By PD in Burbank Had Replica Pistol


Police in Burbank said Friday the man killed by South Pasadena Police Department officers was pointing a replica handgun when he was shot.

An evidence photo was released that shows a two-tone replica handgun similar to some Smith & Wesson and Sig-Sauer pistols.

According to a statement from Burbank Police, detectives from South Pasadena were investigating an identity theft case around 8:30 a.m. Thursday when a man identified as 41-year-old Marco Cardoza pointed the replica weapon at them.

Cardoza was shot and killed inside a home in the 1400 block of Broadway in Burbank.


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