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Long Beach police fatally shoot armed suspect

April 28, 2013|By Carlos Lozano

Long Beach police fatally shot a suspect early Sunday after he brandished a handgun during a confrontation, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. when officers were dispatched to a neighborhood near the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue after receiving reports of a man with a gun, police said.   

After an officer spotted the suspect, he took off running, police said. At some point during the pursuit, the suspect produced a handgun and police shot him in the upper body, authorities said.

The unidentified suspect was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will conduct an independent investigation of the incident.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call Homicide detectives Hugo Cortes or Todd Johnson 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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carlos.lozano@latimes.com

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