On March 6, 2013, all hell broke loose in Burbank.
That afternoon, police received a call around 2:00 p.m. of a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of 83rd Place and Central Avenue. The caller indicated that they had witnessed three subjects running from the abandoned car.
Burbank Police quickly learned that the vehicle had been involved in an earlier incident in the City of Chicago and had successfully eluded a Chicago Police chase. Burbank Police set up a perimeter and began searching for the suspects.
Neighbors in the area were on edge as they observed officers, with guns drawn, searching backyards and alleys. Burbank School was placed on lockdown and officers were posted at both Burbank and Liberty Junior High as a precaution.
Facebook and Twitter were instantly ablaze with rumors that police were hunting suspects in a murder that had occurred earlier in the day.
In fact, Burbank Police were actively involved in a death investigation.
Burbank Police had been summoned to a home in the 6400 block of West 83rd Place about 9:30 a.m. that morning by a call from a relative. According to police, officers entered the residence and found two adults, a 79 year-old male and an 80 year-old female, unresponsive in a bedroom with apparent gunshot wounds.