Police Shoot Armed Attempt Murder Suspect

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On Sunday, November 10, 2013, at approximately 6:00p.m., Long Beach Police officers received a call from a citizen reporting a man with a gun who was firing the weapon at a gas station in the 500 block of W. Anaheim Street. Additional reports received stated that the suspect was walking down Anaheim Street waiving a gun around.

As the first officers arrived they saw a person matching the suspect description walking along the north sidewalk of Anaheim St. near Chestnut Ave. When officers made contact with the suspect an officer involved shooting occurred.

Medical aid was provided until the Long Beach Fire Department transported the suspect to a local hospital. He was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.

Detectives have identified the suspect as a local Long Beach gang member with an extensive arrest record, however identification is being withheld until released by the Coroner’s office.

A handgun was recovered from the scene.

Detectives learned that while at the gas station the suspect fired multiple rounds at the driver of a dark colored vehicle. The victim of this attempt murder fled the scene.

Detectives believe the original shooting at the gas station was possibly gang related.

Officers later located the victim of the attempt murder, who could not provide a motive for the attack and did not know the suspect. He was not injured, however his vehicle was struck multiple times by the suspects gunfire.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will be 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 Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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