The Burbank Police Department released bodycam footage of a fatal police shooting that left 30-year-old David William Kahler of Las Vegas dead.
The shooting happened on March 8 at the Quality Inn Burbank Airport, 2255 N. Buena Vista Street after police were called out for reports of a child wandering the parking lot alone without shoes.
Police say video footage and witness statements revealed that Kahler pointed a loaded semi-automatic handgun at the officer, who fired and fatally wounded him.
Burbank police say Kahler did not discharge the gun, which had been reported stolen in Las Vegas.
The child was with Mr. Kahler, with the permission of the mother.
Only one officer discharged his firearm. The firearm recovered from Mr. Kahler was reported stolen in Las Vegas. At the time of his death, Mr. Kahler was on probation in the State of Nevada and had an extensive criminal history. The crimes included burglary while in possession of a firearm, domestic violence, narcotics violations, and theft.