Man Fatally Shot by Police in Burbank Had Fake Gun: Police

Authorities Friday identified a man who was fatally shot by South Pasadena police in Burbank while he allegedly was armed with what turned out to be a replica firearm.

The shooting occurred at 8:35 a.m. Thursday in the 1400 block of Broadway, Burbank police Sgt. Claudio Losacco said.

"South Pasadena Police Department Detectives were at the location investigating an identity theft case," Losacco said. "While inside the residence, 41-year-old Marco Cardoza pointed a handgun at the investigators and an officer-involved shooting took place."

"Cardoza was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured. The suspect's gun was later determined to be a replica firearm," Losacco noted.

Cardoza apparently was connected with the South Pasadena identity theft case, but other details were not being released at this time, Losacco said.

The Burbank Police Department is the lead agency in the investigation, Losacco said. Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Burbank police Detective Brent Fekety at (818) 238-3210, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222- TIPS (8477).

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