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2 arrested in attempted murder of Long Beach gang detectives

February 4, 2011 | 10:57 am

Long Beach will announce the arrests Friday of two men in the attempted murder of two gang detectives, one of whom was wounded during the brazen attack.

Police Chief Jim McDonnell has scheduled a noon news conference to discuss the capture of the suspects investigators believe fired multiple rounds at detectives Jan. 29 near Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue.

One of the detectives was struck in the upper torso in the 11 p.m. shooting and was taken to a hospital by his partner. His injuries were non-life-threatening, but more than 60 officers conducted a detailed search of the area.

A patrol officer who happened to be nearby heard the shots and saw the suspects, police said. The officer fired at the men as they fled, but it was unclear whether anyone was hit.

The 30-year-old detective who was shot is still recuperating from his injuries. Police had been looking for at least three male suspects.


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