GLENDALE — Tuesday was a violent day for Glendale police officers, two of whom were involved in a North Hollywood shooting, while two others sought medical treatment for minor injuries sustained during a scuffle with a paroled gang member.
“It was not a good day at all,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
The Glendale police detective who shot an alleged robber in North Hollywood Tuesday afternoon was on paid administrative leave for his well-being and so he could seek counseling, Lorenz said. Neither of the two officers was hurt in the incident in which the two robbery suspects allegedly attempted to flee and run over them with their car.
The shooting was the second out-of-city officer-involved shooting in less than two years. The other shooting occurred in Pacoima.
In both shootings, detectives ventured out of Glendale during narcotics investigations and were confronted with suspects who attempted to flee and run them over with a car, although the North Hollywood incident was unrelated to the initial undercover trailing operation.