Man killed after firing on Long Beach officers, police say
Long Beach police shot and killed a man suspected of stealing a vehicle after he allegedly opened fire on officers early Thursday, officials said.
California Highway Patrol officers chased the vehicle -- apparently stolen from a Redondo Beach home -- into Long Beach but lost sight of him as he exited the southbound 405 at Studebaker Road about 1 a.m., Long Beach police Officer Marlene Arrona told KTLA-TV.
Long Beach officers spotted the vehicle shortly after, prompting a second chase that ended when the suspect crashed into a home in the 6400 block of Keynote Street, Arrona said.
"The suspect pointed a handgun at the officers, shot at the officers, and an officer-involved shooting occurred," Arrona told the TV station.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
-- From a Times staff writer
Photo: Investigators at the scene in Long Beach where a man suspected of stealing a white BMW was killed by police after allegedly producing a weapon at the end of a pursuit. Credit: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times