GLENDALE – A DPS trooper fired his duty weapon at robbery suspects on Monday, after they reportedly rammed his vehicle, disabling it.
According to a DPS press release, troopers became aware of several subjects known to be gang members who were involved in an illegal weapons transaction. During the transaction, a robbery took place.
Troopers attempted to apprehend the robbery suspects in the area of 91st Avenue and Montebello Avenue in Glendale. However, in an attempt to avoid apprehension, the suspects rammed a trooper’s vehicle.
One of the suspects then pointed a gun at the officers, and one trooper fired his weapon at the suspect in order to protect himself and the public, according to the release.
The suspects then abandoned their vehicle in the 8900 block of West Maryland Avenue and fled on foot. One of the suspects was injured from being shot by the trooper, however, and he remained at the scene. Medical assistance was called and the suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he was most recently listed as being in critical condition. Two other suspects remain at large.
No troopers were injured during the incident, and the DPS continues to work with the Glendale Police Department to find the remaining suspects.
The suspects are only described as being African American males, who were wearing dark clothing. Residents should call 911 if they see suspicious activity in the area of the 8900 block of West Maryland Avenue.