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Armed man shot dead during Granada Hills standoff is identified

November 29, 2013|By Adolfo Flores and Ari Bloomekatz

An armed man who was shot dead by police earlier in the week after a confrontation at his home was identified by Los Angeles County coroner officials as a 72-year-old from Granada Hills.

Robert Gillon was shot Monday night after threatening officers with a rifle following a brief standoff, police said.

LAPD officers were responding to reports of shots fired in the 12700 block of Woodley Avenue at 10:20 p.m. Gillon refused to leave his house when police arrived.

About an hour later, Gillon, armed with a rifle and a handgun, exited out a rear door and "threatened the officers with the rifle," said Los Angeles police Sgt. Jerretta Sandoz.

Police shot Gillon; he was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were hurt in the altercation.


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