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Man killed in Long Beach shooting following police chase

April 1, 2010 |  7:48 am

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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