Sexual Assault Suspect Shot During Early Morning Confrontation With LBPD
2010-12-19 · By Editor
On Sunday, December 19, 2010, at approximately 5:00 a.m., Long Beach Police Officers were flagged down by a female in the area of the 2100 block of Pine Avenue regarding a sexual assault that involved a minor, with the suspect being a family member.
After conducting interviews officers determined a crime occurred, they went to the location in the 2100 block of Pine Avenue to contact the suspect. As officers contacted the suspect inside a residence, the suspect produced a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was taken into custody and life saving measures were rendered, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics. The suspect is being identified only as a 41-year-old male and a Long Beach resident, until the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirms his identity. The suspect’s handgun was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.
The minor victim was transported to a local hospital and treated.
The investigation is ongoing as Homicide Detectives are investigating along with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as they do in all Officer Involved Shootings.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives David Rios or Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244.