Corona PD shoots and kills Eric Burbank, 28

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Corona PD. They were busy the last week of July. In this case, cops shot the young brother after they claim he pulled a gun out of his waistband. Apparently, some other folks are saying it was a BB gun. Another young life lost too soon. Here's the P-E article:

http://www.pe.com/local-news/breaking-news-headlines/20120726-corona-pol...

CORONA: Police shoot man they said pulled gun
Corona police say the man tried to pull a gun from his waistband following a short chase Wednesday.

Eric Burbank, 28, was shot to death by Corona police at the Deerwood Apartments in Corona on July 25, 2012. Police responding to a report of a disturbance said Burbank pulled a gun on them during a foot chase.

BY BRIAN ROKOS STAFF WRITER brokos@pe.com
Published: 26 July 2012 10:28 AM

A man who was causing a disturbance at the apartment complex where he lives in Corona was shot to death late Wednesday, July 25, when he pulled a gun on police, authorities said.
Eric Burbank, 28, was pronounced dead at Riverside Community Hospital, according to a news release from the Corona Police Department.
Burbank split his time living between Arizona and California and had been back in Corona for about three months, Senior Detective John C. Samano wrote in a separate email. Burbank lived with relatives at the DeerWood Apartments, Samano said.

A public records search showed an address for Burbank in Many Farms, Ariz., and a relative, Anslem Burbank, whose last known address was in Corona in 2007.
There are no criminal cases for Burbank in the Superior Court online records. Samano said Burbank was once arrested by Corona police on suspicion of public intoxication.
Police, in a news release, gave this account of the confrontation:
Police received a report at 10:44 p.m. of a disturbance involving a Hispanic male threatening to hit neighbors at the apartment complex at 2215 Lakeside Place.
An officer saw a male matching the description walking near 2255 Lakeside Place. It was Burbank. When the officer tried to make contact, he briefly chased Burbank through the complex.
When Burbank stopped, the officer said he saw Burbank pull a handgun from his waistband — and the officer fired.
No one else was injured. Investigators found a handgun at the scene, the release said.
The 316-unit complex, where rents range from $1,265 to $1,530, is at the city’s east end, off McKinley Street.
DeerWood residents Chrysti and Eric Erman said a man they believe was Burbank tried to break into their apartment in May. Chrysti Erman said the man pounded on the door and tried the door handle before her husband confronted him. She said they are still frightened.
Samano said Burbank was taken to the Riverside hospital because it has a trauma unit, while the closer Corona Regional Medical Center does not.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Senior Detective Dan Dunnigan at 951-817-5768.
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