Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
4/27/2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING - 5800 BLOCK OF ORANGE AVENUE
Contact:
Communications Division
562.570.5273
LBPDPIO@longbeach.gov





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

At approximately 11:44 p.m., an officer was on patrol near the intersection of South Street and Orange Avenue when he observed a male adult suspect in a parking lot of a business shooting at a male adult victim. The armed suspect fled on foot, and the officer went in foot pursuit of the suspect, north on Orange Avenue. During the foot pursuit, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

The officer fired multiple times at the fleeing suspect who was struck in the lower body. Officers began rendering medical aid. LBFD paramedics arrived and transported the suspect to a local hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The victim that was being shot at by the suspect fled the scene before assisting officers were able to contact him.

Officers recovered a loaded firearm.

The suspect has been identified as Demetrius Imoesiri, a 43-year-old resident of Long Beach. Imoesiri was booked on one count of attempted murder, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of illegal possession of ammunition, one count of obstructing a peace officer, and one count of owning or possessing a firearm while subject to a restraining order. He was booked at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail.

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 shootings, the Department will be conducting a full and thorough multi-level review of the incident. The Los Angeles 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 Espinoza or Hubbard 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.