Officer Involved Shooting in Long Beach on Sunday

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lbpd shooting bulletOn Sunday, May 24, 2009, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Long Beach Police were involved in an officer involved shooting at 15th Street and Magnolia Avenue, which that resulted in the death of a male adult.

As part of a recent task force formed to combat gang and violent crime, including those crimes involving weapons, officers were in the area of 15th Street and Henderson Avenue when they noticed two subjects behaving suspiciously. When officers attempted to make contact with them to further investigate, the subjects fled the location and a foot pursuit was initiated. When one of the suspects reached the area of 15th Street and Magnolia Avenue, he produced a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

The suspect, only identified as a male Hispanic in his 20’s, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased a short time later. His identity will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

The second subject who fled from police remains outstanding. No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

In addition to the Long Beach Police Department’s ongoing investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is also conducting an independent investigation, which is routine for all “hit” officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Daniel Mendoza and David Rios at (562) 570-7244.

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