Armed Suspect Dies From Injuries Sustained While Fleeing the Police

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On April 28, 2013, at approximately 12:20 AM, Long Beach Police Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun, in the area of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue.

An officer in the area quickly located a suspect matching the description. The suspect immediately ran from the officer. During the chase, the suspect produced a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was shot in the upper body.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A handgun was recovered at the scene. At this time, the identity of the male adult suspect is not known. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office will confirm the suspect’s identity. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation.

The Long Beach Homicide Detail investigates all officer-involved shootings. If you have information regarding this incident, please call Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Todd Johnson at 562 570-7244.

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