Pasadena Man Wearing Bulletproof Vest, Armed with Multiple Guns, Dead After Police Shooting

Coroners officials said Saturday the man who died was Daniel Warren, 36, of Pasadena.

Published : Friday, May 17, 2019 | 7:07 PM

A Pasadena man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a long gun died after a confrontation with Pasadena police during which shots were fired at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

The man died in the backyard of a home in the 1500 block of Glen Avenue near Howard Street after police responding to 911 calls reporting a man with a gun approached him as he stood inside a fenced property, according to investigators.

The suspect yelled at the officers and then pointed the firearm at them. Officers opened fire and the suspect retreated to the rear yard and out of the officers’ view, a statement from officials said.

Officers approached the residence and located the suspect in the rear yard, unresponsive and suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedics responded and pronounced the suspect deceased at the scene.


Update | Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 3 p.m. — Lt. David Smith of the LA Coroners Medical Examiners Office said Saturday the man who died after a police shooting in Pasadena on Friday evening was Daniel Warren, 36, of Pasadena. Smith said an autopsy is pending to determine if Warren died from a round fired by police or by a self-inflicted gunshot.


Authorities said investigators recovered a rifle with a large capacity drum style magazine and a handgun in close proximity to the suspect. There was evidence to support that the suspect fired at least one round.

It is not yet clear if the man took his own life or was shot by police.

No police officers were injured during the incident.

The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time. He was described by police as an area resident who lives in that neighborhood.

Pasadena Police Chief John Perez told Pasadena Now the investigation will be handled by Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau investigators.

Perez called the incident a tragedy but said arriving officers were confronted by a dangerous individual and acted properly and professionally.

“We asked for the community to support them as we go through the investigation,” Perez said.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available to the public at this time, Sheriff’s investigators said Saturday morning.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website

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