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Man Dies After Shooting Self in Confrontation With Officers at McDonald's: Police

A man died after exchanging gunfire with police and shooting himself at a McDonald's in Burbank early Friday morning, authorities said.

The incident began when officers responded to a disturbance call at the restaurant in the 2500 block of Hollywood Way near the Burbank Airport, according to the Burbank Police Department.

Officers evacuated employees, who were the only people inside the fast-food restaurant, after they learned the man was armed with a gun. Police attempted to communicate with him but he did comply with orders to exit, police said.

Just after midnight, the man fired multiple rounds and pointed the gun at the officers. Three officers fired their guns, striking him multiple times, according to Burbank police.

After he was shot, the man stepped out of the restaurant through a shattered glass window and into the drive-thru area, where he shot himself.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital where he later died. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Emil Brimway at 818-238-3210 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS to remain anonymous.

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