Long Beach Police Pursuit Ends With Collision in Paramount

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An early-morning pursuit on Wednesday ended with two traffic collisions and non-injury shooting.

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at approximately 5:44 a.m., officers from the Long Beach Police Department responded to a call of a commercial burglary in the 5800 block of Cherry Avenue. When officers arrived, they observed a suspect leaving the scene in a stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled and a pursuit ensued.

During the pursuit, a Long Beach police officer was involved in a single-vehicle traffic collision when his vehicle struck a building in the area of Cherry Avenue and Harding Street. The officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The pursuit concluded when the suspect’s vehicle collided with a fire hydrant in the area of Rosecrans Avenue and Garfield Avenue in the city of Paramount. At that time an officer discharged his handgun, but no one was struck.

The suspect was arrested and taken into custody. The suspect is a 48-year-old male resident of Long Beach.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Hugo Crotes or Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. To send an anonymous tip via text or email go to www.longbeach.gov/police or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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