Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # 15485
Weapon: Handgun; Small caliber
Offender: Committed suicide
Police Officer Zlatko Sintic was shot and killed as he and other officers approached a fast food restaurant in a Northridge shopping center to answer a silent alarm.
The gunman held an employee hostage for 5.5 hours before taking his own life.
Officer Sintic was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two children.