A Long Beach man suspected of shooting a code enforcement inspector before barricading himself in his house was taken into custody Thursday after a seven-hour standoff.
The shooting occurred around 8 a.m. as code enforcement officers arrived with police backup to serve an inspection warrant at what was described as a "blighted residence" in the 6100 block of John Avenue, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said.
"This residence has been a problem for code enforcement over the past few years," he said.
As the group stood in front, the man fired a shot from inside, wounding an inspector in the head. The injury was said to be not life-threatening.
"We feel extremely lucky and very, very fortunate the outcome was what it was," McDonnell said.
The suspect fired several shots throughout the standoff, he said, and at one point told officers to "shoot him."
SWAT officers used tear gas to force the man out from the house. At 2:43 p.m. he came out and began to walk away, but a police dog took him down. The suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was treated for a dog bite. He'll be booked on suspicion of attempted murder and possible weapons violations, police said.