Long Beach Police Department

04/17/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/17/2024 21:24



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The Long Beach Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred on April 17, 2024.

At approximately 4:21 p.m., officers were notified of a report of a person with a gun in MacArthur Park. Officers responded to the area and located a suspect matching the suspect description in the park, occupied by other residents. Officers contacted the suspect, at which time, they observed the suspect in possession of a firearm.

Officers gave the suspect multiple orders to put down the firearm. The suspect did not comply which resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

Officers rendered medical aid until being relieved by Long Beach Fire Department personnel. Fire personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officers recovered a loaded firearm.

No officers were injured. No other injuries were reported.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene.

Officers were equipped with body-worn cameras. LBPD is in the process of reviewing the footage and will make that available to the public as soon as possible.

As with all officer-involved shooting incidents, the Department will be conducting a full and thorough multi-level review of the incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will conduct an independent investigation of the incident, as they do with all officer-involved shootings that result in injury or death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Gamboa or Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.