One man killed, one wounded in Long Beach police shooting
The incident began early Wednesday after officers responded to a robbery call in the 4400 block of Atlantic Avenue, the Long Beach Police Department said. The officers saw a suspicious car, which took off at a high rate of speed.
"Gunfire was was heard by residents and officers," police said in a statement. "Officers believed they were being fired upon by the suspects."
The car smashed into a vehicle. One man fled, and two others were confronted by officers, who opened fire.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, police said, and the other was struck in the lower body. He was listed in stable condition. A handgun was recovered, according to police. The third person escaped. No officers were injured.
For more details on slayings in Long Beach, see the Times Homicide Report database.
— Robert J. Lopez
Map shows homicides reported in Long Beach since January 2007. Credit: Times Homicide Report