The shooting happened around 4 p.m., according to the Burbank Police Department, after a person called 911 saying that he was sitting in a car in the parking lot with a gun, and that he was going to shoot people. Burbank Police said that the suspect even told the 911 operator the make and color of his car.
When officers got to the parking lot, they found the man still in his car. Officers said they had a "brief verbal exchange followed by the suspect’s aggressive actions," before officers shot him.
In an update Tuesday, Long Beach Police provided more clarity on the exchange immediately before the shooting. According to the department, the man got out of his car "took a shooting stance, held an object in his hand as if it were a handgun, and pointed it at the officers." That's when he was shot.
Police later determined that it was not a handgun in his hands, but a knife.
Officers said they then called for paramedics. The man was then brought to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center where he died from his injuries.
No officers were injured in the shooting. The department said they will not yet release the identity of the man who was killed Saturday.
Police did not say whether a gun was recovered at the scene.
The Attorney General's office is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to call the Burbank Police Department at 818-238-3210.