Knife Wielding Man Shot By Officers

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OISOn Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at approximately 1:45 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 1900 block of Hardwick Street regarding a male subject armed with a knife, which resulted in an officer involved shooting.

Through the preliminary investigation, detectives have learned that the department’s Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from a woman at the residence. The caller indicated that her 20-year-old step-son, identified as David Jordan, was inside the house, armed with a knife, threatening her, and yelling that he wanted the police to kill him.

Officers arrived at the location and approached the residence to make contact. Concerned the residents could become hostages or injured by the suspect, they attempted to evacuate the two females inside the residence. While the officers were at the front door trying to get the residents out, one of them made contact with Suspect Jordan, ordering him to put the knife down. The suspect lunged towards one of the officers with the knife, causing the officer to discharge his weapon. At the same time, the suspect threw the knife at the officer. The suspect then armed himself with a second knife, again moved towards the officer in a threatening manner, causing the officer to discharge his weapon a second time.

Officers immediately began performing CPR, and continued until paramedics arrived; however, the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators have learned that the suspect resided at the location with relatives.

The Long Beach Police Homicide Detail is conducting an extensive investigation to identify the circumstances of the shooting. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County that result in injury or death.

Anyone who may have information relating to the shooting is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips can be submitted via text or web by visiting

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