WeHo Resident Dies in Shootout at Pacific Palisades Mansion

Pacific Palisades estate where Eric Bogart died (Photo courtesy of KTLA)

A man who died in an hours-long standoff with police after allegedly firing shots at his estranged girlfriend and responding officers has been identified as Eric Paul Bogart of West Hollywood.

Officers went to a sprawling estate on the 1600 block of Alta Mura Road in Pacific Palisades late Wednesday night in response to a report of a domestic dispute, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The alleged victim, the suspect’s estranged girlfriend, got out safely and some evacuations were ordered in the neighborhood while Bogart remained barricaded in the home. At one point, he fired shots at police, who returned fire. No officers were hurt.

A SWAT team was sent to the scene, beginning a standoff that continued throughout the night. Dozens of tear gas canisters were fired into the 9,000-square-foot house by police, but the suspect didn’t come out.

SWAT officers found Bogart, 49, dead inside the residence just before 11 a.m. Thursday, said LAPD Officer Drake Madison. It was unclear whether he had been wounded by police or shot himself.


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  1. For what it’s worth, Eric Paul Bogart is the grandson of Paul Bogart, the multi-Emmy Award-winning director of TV (“All In The Family”, “Golden Girls”) and film who died in 2012. Eric’s father Peter is also a director who used to reside in the Hollywood Hills and now lives on the East Coast.

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