Police on Wednesday released a 911 call made before an off-duty reserve Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man in early July at a Carl's Jr. restaurant in Covina.
"I'm calling because I was just driving up my street and I saw a man with what appeared to be a gun, riding a bicycle. And it looked like he was loading it or messing with it somehow," the woman on the 911 call said in the recording released by Covina police.
Victor Sigala, 19, was shot and killed July 6 by an off-duty reserve officer who said Sigala was attempting to rob him and threaten him with a weapon, police said.
"When he was waiting for food he was confronted by the subject. The subject brandished a weapon at him. He was fearful of a robbery so he drew his own weapon and fired several times," Sgt. Gregg Peterson of Covina Police said.
Family of Sigala said he never threatened the officer and said witnesses told them he had asked the officer to use his cell phone.
Sigala suffered from gunshot wounds in his upper torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.