Deputy Hagop Jake Kuredjian was shot and killed after responding to backup another deputy and federal agents who were attempting to serve a warrant on a man for impersonating a police officer and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
When officers arrived at the residence in an affluent neighborhood, the man came to the door several times but refused to go outside. As the officers attempted to gain entry through a window the man opened fire with an automatic rifle, striking Deputy Kuredjian in the head.
The suspect then held other officers at bay for several hours before his house caught fire and burned to the ground. The suspect had previously been a police officer.
Deputy Kuredjian had served with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for 17 years.