Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
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UPDATE 5/6/2024

Homicide detectives have identified the suspect involved in the April 26, 2024 officer-involved shooting.

On the night of the officer-involved shooting, the suspect was identified as a John Doe. Officers and detectives were unable to locate any identification and began working with the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office to investigate his identity.

Through their investigation, Homicide detectives located a witness who provided further information about the suspect. Detectives pursued this lead and have positively identified the suspect as a 17-year-old male resident of San Bernardino.

Detectives also learned there was an accomplice the night of the incident, who fled the scene before officers arrived. He was identified as Iskay Mota, an 18-year-old male resident of Modesto. He was arrested on May 1, 2024 and transported to Long Beach City Jail where he was booked for robbery and held on $100,000 bail.

We would like to thank the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in arresting Iskay Mota.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 1506, this case is being investigated by the California Department of Justice. To read their news release, click here.

Originally Published 4/26/24


The Long Beach Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 26, 2024.

At approximately 8:36 pm, officers were dispatched to a report of a person with a gun inside a residence on the 6800 block of Cerritos Avenue. Through their preliminary investigation, officers learned this was an armed home invasion robbery, where the male adult suspect entered the home and demanded items from one teenage victim and two adult victims. Officers also learned the suspect was still inside the yard of the home, armed with a firearm.

Officers got the three victims out of the residence safely. Officers also located the suspect in the yard; he was still in possession of the firearm.

Officers engaged in verbal de-escalation for over an hour as they tried to negotiate the suspect’s surrender. The Department had activated the SWAT team, who were on scene and preparing to deploy, when the officer-involved shooting occurred.

The suspect was struck once in the upper body. Officers rendered medical aid until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. Paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The suspect’s identity is unknown currently.

Officers recovered a replica firearm.

No officers were injured, and 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 shootings, 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 has been notified of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Eric Thai or Kelsey Myers 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.