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Man killed in Long Beach shooting following police chase

A suspect was killed and a Long Beach police officer injured after a traffic stop ended in a shooting, authorities said Thursday.

Long Beach police officers encountered the suspect about 7 p.m. Wednesday during a traffic stop at East  63rd Street and Orange Avenue, police said in a statement. The suspect drove off during the stop, and police chased him, following his car to the 100 block of East Plymouth Street, where shots were fired.

The suspect was wounded and an officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the statement said. The suspect was taken to a hospital, where he later died, according to the L.A. County coroner’s office.

Detectives recovered firearms at the scene. Police were not believed to have fired the shots.

“We do not believe at this time that officers discharged their weapons,” the statement read.

-- My-Thuan Tran

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Did they manually insert the bullets?

I'm really interested in how this guy got shot without the cops firing a single round. Run into the wrong hood trying to get away? Strange. Self-inflicted?

Very hard to understand the circumstances. Chasing, then firing. a cop was shot, and no cops fired back one single shot,then the suspect was shot to death. Who is the third party then?

Another life is lost.. :( How did it happen without a police firing back. ?? Is the use of a gun to subdued a suspect really necessary??!


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