West Covina police shooting death of Joseph Burciaga – Obituary
40-year-old parolee Joseph Burciaga has died in a fatal West Covina police shooting that occurred on Monday, November 22, 2021. It happened at about 12:30 p.m. in a parking lot located in the 700 block of North Sunset Avenue.
The shooting happened as officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant on Joseph, He was spotted in that parking lot and when approached, he fled, triggering a chase.
He was caught up with but as an officer attempted to place him in custody, he pulled out a gun, prompting the officer to open fire. He was shot multiple times in the torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting remains under investigation.