Officer Involved Shooting Occurs During Domestic Violence Investigation

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crime-scene-tape officer involved shootingOn Saturday, May 14, 2011, shortly after 11:00 p.m., Long Beach Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the area of 11th Street and Orange Avenue regarding a domestic violence incident occurring inside of an apartment, after a neighbor reported hearing a female crying and things being thrown inside the residence.

When officers arrived, the alleged domestic violence suspect was uncooperative with them. During the course of the investigation, an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. He is being identified only as a 20-year-old male resident of Long Beach.

The cause of the shooting is currently under investigation. 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 officer-involved shootings that occur in Los Angels County.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department’s Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Information may also be submitted anonymously via text or email by visiting

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