Police Search for Suspect Involved in Shooting With Officers

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On March 18, 2013, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Long Beach Police Officers were dispatched to the area of 8th Street and Maine Avenue regarding a group of possible gang members loitering at the location.

Upon arrival, an officer was making contact with one of the Male Hispanic subjects when he ran from the officer. The officer chased the subject. During the foot pursuit, the suspect began firing rounds from a handgun at the officer. The officer returned fire and the suspect fled into the neighborhood. The officer was not injured and its unknown if the suspect was struck by the gunfire.

Responding patrol units established a perimeter and the Long Beach Police Department SWAT Team responded to search for the armed and dangerous suspect.

The suspect was not found within the perimeter and remains outstanding.

Because an officer involved shooting occurred, the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail responded and conducted an investigation into the shooting incident. Detectives currently have no leads in the case and are asking for the public’s help. They hope someone will come forward and provide them with information on the suspect’s identity.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans or Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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