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Long Beach police shoot suspect after he allegedly pulls a gun

December 23, 2012 | 10:59 am

Long Beach police shot and wounded a man after he pulled a gun on officers Sunday morning, authorities said.

Officers were searching for a suspect in a domestic violence incident when they found his vehicle on Long Beach Boulevard and 6th Street about 12:45 a.m., according to Long Beach police. Two men fled from the vehicle as officers approached.

One of the men pulled out a handgun as he fled, and officers fired on him, according to police. The injured suspect, identified as Rashad Minor, 25, underwent surgery at a hospital and is now in stable condition.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, and Minor is expected to be booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, police said.

The other man, who police determined to be the suspect from the earlier domestic violence incident, was taken into custody. His name was not released, and police said the investigation is ongoing.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office will investigate the officer-involved shooting.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Roger Zottneck and Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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