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'Uncooperative' man shot by Long Beach police during domestic violence call [Updated]

May 15, 2011 | 10:49 am

Long Beach police officers shot and injured a man Saturday night while responding to a domestic violence report.
 
A neighbor reported hearing a woman crying and objects being thrown inside a home near 11th Street and Orange Avenue about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to a release from the Long Beach Police Department. When officers arrived at the home, the man was “uncooperative,” and an officer-involved shooting occurred, the release said.
 
The man, a 20-year-old Long Beach resident, was being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a nearby hospital. Police did not say whether the man was armed, and said the cause of the shooting is “under investigation.” Neither the officers' names nor the man's identity were immediately released.

[Updated at 11:25 a.m.: Long Beach Police Sgt. Rico Fernandez said the suspect was struck multiple times, and remained hospitalized as of early Sunday morning. He said more than one officer was involved, but declined to specify how many officers fired. The suspect’s identity was being withheld, Fernandez said, to protect the victim of the alleged domestic violence.]

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office, which investigates all officer-involved shootings, is also looking into the incident. Anyone with information was asked to contact Dets. Teryl Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244.
 
-- Victoria Kim

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