Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
Communications Division

Update 5/10/24:

In accordance with current legislation, including Senate Bill 1421 and Assembly Bill 748, the Long Beach Police Department discloses certain records and video evidence related to critical incidents, such as officer-involved shootings.

Today, the Department is releasing a Critical Incident Video regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 17, 2024 in the 1300 block of East Anaheim Street. Critical Incident Videos support the disclosure of certain documents and evidence by providing the public with an additional preliminary review of a critical incident.

As with all officer-involved shootings, this incident is currently undergoing a thorough multi-level review process by the Police Department, as well as a separate independent investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The following Critical Incident Video contains graphic footage and can be difficult to watch; viewer discretion is advised.

Originally Published on 4/17/2024:

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The Long Beach Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred on April 17, 2024.

At approximately 4:21 p.m., officers were notified of a report of a person with a gun in MacArthur Park. Officers responded to the area and located a suspect matching the suspect description in the park, occupied by other residents. Officers contacted the suspect, at which time, they observed the suspect in possession of a firearm.

Officers gave the suspect multiple orders to put down the firearm. The suspect did not comply which resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Officers rendered medical aid until being relieved by Long Beach Fire Department personnel. Fire personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officers recovered a loaded firearm.

No officers were injured. No other injuries were reported.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

Officers were equipped with body-worn cameras. LBPD is in the process of reviewing the footage and will make that available to the public as soon as possible.

As with all officer-involved shooting incidents, the Department will be conducting a full and thorough multi-level review of the incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an independent investigation of the incident, as they do with all officer-involved shootings that result in injury or death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Gamboa or Valenzuela 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.