Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
9/11/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
Subject:
OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






UPDATED 9/14/2016 WITH RELATED NEWS RELEASE: VIOLENT CRIME SERIES RELATED TO RECENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 3:21 p.m., Long Beach Police were conducting an investigation related to an armed robbery, in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lemon Avenue where subsequently an officer involved shooting occurred.

The preliminary investigation revealed the following:

  • Officers were conducting further investigation of an armed robbery which occurred earlier the same day
  • As the officers approached multiple suspects in the parking lot of local businesses, some suspects fled on foot while others fled in a vehicle
  • Officers immediately detained at least one suspect and located a firearm at the scene
  • The fleeing vehicle continued on until it collided with an unoccupied parked vehicle across the street. As one suspect was fleeing from the vehicle, an officer involved shooting occurred. The suspect was not injured.
  • At the same time, another suspect fled on foot. During the encounter, an officer involved shooting occurred. A male adult suspect sustained a gunshot injury and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect is in critical condition. 
  • A containment perimeter was established while officers searched for an outstanding suspect. He was apprehended a block away, a short time later.
  • No suspects are outstanding
  • No officers were injured during the incident

Five male adults, including the hospitalized suspect, and one male juvenile will be booked in connection with the earlier armed robbery. No additional details regarding the robbery are being released at this time.

The investigation remains ongoing. Neither a photo of the firearm or any suspect information is being released at this time.

The Police Department thoroughly reviews all use of force incidents through a rigorous multi-step process that evaluates legal, policy, tactical, and equipment issues. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County that result in injury or death.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has video, or information, is encouraged to call the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.