Gunman Shoots at Officers After Starting a Fire in Covina - NBC Southern California

Gunman Shoots at Officers After Starting a Fire in Covina

The gunman was hospitalized after officers opened fire



    Man Opens Fire on Firefighters in Covina

    A chaotic chain of events in Covina ended with a police standoff outside a home. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Friday Sept. 20, 2019.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    A man started a fire, then used a shotgun to shoot at responding officers during a three-hour standoff that ended early Friday morning in Covina.

    The chaotic series of events began late Thursday when officers responded to a report of a fire in a field the 4000 block of North Morada Avenue. 

    The man ran into the yard of a nearby home. He was holding a pole and still armed with the shotgun when officers arrived.

    During the overnight standoff, officers initially fired beanbag rounds before opening fire and wounding the man. He was hospitalized in critical condition.

    No officers were injured. The man's identity was not immediately available.

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