Long Beach
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LBPD is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred on Nov. 8, 2023.
Communications Division

Update 12/13/23:

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 Nov. 8, 2023, in the 300 block of East 69th Way. 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 11/8/2023:

Recovered Knife, Officer Involved ShootingImage of recovered suspect knife
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LBPD is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred on Nov. 8, 2023.

At approximately 8:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 69th Way regarding a stabbing call. Officers were advised by dispatch that the suspect stabbed his mother, a female adult victim, who was hiding in a room with another relative who was uninjured.  

Upon arrival, officers contacted the male adult suspect inside of a residence holding a knife. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the knife; the suspect refused and raised the knife while advancing toward the officer, at which point the officer-involved shooting occurred.

The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect stabbed the victim prior to officers’ arrival, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and transported the suspect to a local hospital. The suspect was later discovered to also have stab wounds to his upper body. The suspect, identified as Eriberto Penaloza, a 38-year-old resident of Long Beach, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Fire department personnel also transported the victim to a local hospital for her non-life-threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

No officers were injured.

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. The California Department of Justice was notified of the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or J.C. Reyes 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.