On Thursday, September 10, 2015, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a report of a person with a gun at MacArthur Park, located at Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue. Preliminary information indicated that the caller feared the subject would rob someone at the park.
The preliminary investigation has determined the following:
The Long Beach Homicide Detail investigates all officer involved shootings. Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned at least two armed robberies occurred in the park. It is possible that additional victims may have left prior to the officers’ arrival. Any unreported victims or witnesses are urged to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail 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.
West Patrol Division personnel regularly meet with residents who live in the area surrounding MacArthur Park to address quality of life concerns. Residents are encouraged that if they see something, to say something. The observant caller’s willingness to call and provide information, coupled with the quick response by the officers, was instrumental in apprehending an armed suspect.
The Long Beach Police Department thoroughly reviews all use of force incidents through a rigorous multi-step process that evaluates legal, policy, tactical and equipment issues. Additional information regarding the LBPD officer involved shooting investigative process is available on the website.