A 48 year-old male suspect, killed by an Azusa Police officer on Sunday night, has been identified.
The man, 48 year-old Eric Anderson, has now been identified as the deceased according to the Los Angeles Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. Sources have confirmed that he was an Azusa resident and a teacher at Canyon View School at McKinley Children’s Center in San Dimas.
According to the Sheriff’s Investigation Bureau, police responded to a man with a gun in the 200 block of Windsong Court and Ranch Road, north of Sierra Madre Avenue. The man’s wife had actually called to report he was armed and a nearby neighborhood also called to report shots fired around the same time.
Once an Azusa officer arrived, a man was spotted in the street nearby with a gun. That man was later identified as the suspect Eric Anderson, who lived nearby on Windsong Ct.
Anderson refused to cooperate with the officer’s multiple commands and reportedly pointed the weapon at him, at which point the officer opened fire, fatally striking Anderson, who died at the scene.
Anderson was found to have a loaded handgun on him.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the incident further.