Burbank Police Department Identifies Officer Who Killed Suspect

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BURBANK (CNS)- The officer who shot and killed a man with an extensive criminal history police said pointed a loaded semi-automatic handgun at an officer was identified today by the Burbank Police Department.

Officer Miguel Camarena returned to full duty shortly after the March 8 shooting, according to Sgt. Emil Brimway, the Burbank Police Department's public information officer.

Officers responded at approximately 4:46 a.m. on March 8 to the Quality Inn at 2255 N. Buena Vista St. regarding a wellbeing check on an unsupervised 8-year-old child, police said.

After making contact with the child, who appeared to be wandering in the hotel parking lot, officers came into contact with the child's stepfather, David William Kahler, who was sitting in a vehicle in the motel's parking lot.

Police say according to video footage and officer and witness statements, the 30-year-old Kahler pointed a loaded semi-automatic handgun at one of the officers, prompting officers to fire shots.

Police said the firearm Kahler pointed had been reported stolen in Las Vegas, where he lived.

Kahler was taken to a trauma center where he died from his injuries.

Kahler had an extensive criminal history, including convictions for domestic violence, burglary while in possession of a firearm, theft and narcotics violations. He was on probation in Nevada at the time of his death.

The child has been reunited with his mother with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and they have returned to Nevada.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the Burbank Police Department Investigations Division at 818-238-3210.

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