Investigation Results in Officer Involved Shooting, Arrest of Suspect, and Recovery of Weapons

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attempt homicideOn Monday, January 7, 2013, at approximately 6:00 p.m., detectives from the Long Beach Police Department were in the area of 4th Street and Cherry Avenue searching for a suspect wanted for burglary and a weapon violation.

During the search detectives found the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Long Beach resident and gang member Sokha Hor, in an alleyway to the rear of 1900 E. 4th Street. When detectives made contact with Hor he displayed a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred. No officers were injured during the incident.

Prior to being transported to the hospital detectives provided basic first aid. Once at the hospital Hor underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition.

Detectives located a handgun in the area where Hor was taken into custody. Additionally, the ongoing investigation resulted in the recovery of two assault rifles.

Hor will be charged with burglary and additional weapons charges are pending.

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 with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark Bigel and Teryl Hubert at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting


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