UPDATED JUNE 24 – 4:00 PM: Burbank Police have identified the man as 29 year-old Tennessee resident, Lee Edward Denney. Denney is believed to have been a transient and in the Los Angeles County area for approximately one month. He had an outstanding no-bail felony arrest warrant for aggravated burglary and domestic assault out of Maury County, Tennessee.
The criminal and administrative investigations into this incident are on-going.
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Burbank Police were called shortly after midnight on Friday morning, June 24, about a possible man with a gun at the McDonald’s at 2565 Hollywood Way near the entrance to the Hollywood/Burbank Airport.
All customers and employees were evacuated from the restaurant. The man, who seemed disturbed, had refused to leave when employees asked him to when the dining room closed for the night.
Burbank Police surrounded the restaurant and responded their ‘ Armored Bearcat Rescue Vehicle’. Officers treated the scene as a barricaded suspect situation.
The man fired a shot into the air inside the restaurant before engaging the officers with gunfire. Officers returned the gunfire but it is unknown if the man was struck. Shortly afterward, the man then turned the gun on himself.
Burbank Fire Paramedics responded to the scene and transported the man in grave condition to a local hospital. No officers were injured.
Police have yet to identify the man or the reason for his actions.