Marco Cardoza, 41
Marco Cardoza, a 41-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by South Pasadena police on Thursday, June 29, in the 1400 block of Broadway in Burbank, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 8:30 a.m., two South Pasadena police officers went to a home in Burbank to serve a warrant to a woman, said Lt. Claudio Losacco, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department. While there, officers encountered Cardoza at the residence.
Sometime during the interaction, Cardoza pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, and police opened fire, Losacco said. Cardoza was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:42 a.m., according to coroner’s records. Investigators later determined the gun Cardoza had was a replica.
According to Losacco, the detectives were in the area conducting an identity-theft investigation.
“The investigators knew they may encounter the now-deceased man at the home,” he said.
A woman at the scene was detained and interviewed by police, Losacco said.
The identities of the South Pasadena officers have not been released to the public, and it’s unknown whether they have been placed on leave.
Photos: A replica firearm was recovered during a police shooting on June 29. Credit: Burbank Police Department