Long Beach police fatally shoot an armed man on rooftop


Police shot and killed a person armed with a gun on a rooftop in Lengthy Seashore on Saturday morning, after that man allegedly kidnapped and assaulted one other particular person earlier within the day, in keeping with officers.

Lengthy Seashore cops responded to the 1100 block of East seventeenth Avenue round 11:10 a.m. after receiving studies of a dispute inside a automobile, the police division stated. When the officers arrived, they noticed a person on a roof with a firearm in his hand, police stated.

Officers shot the person after he pointed his firearm at police, in keeping with authorities. The person, considered in his 30s or 40s, died on the scene.

“Additional investigation revealed the person kidnapped, bodily assaulted, and tried to carjack a sufferer previous to officers arriving on scene,” Lengthy Seashore police stated in an announcement.” That particular person suffered non-life-threatening accidents to the higher physique and was taken to a hospital, in keeping with the police assertion.

It was unclear what number of officers shot on the man or what number of occasions he was hit, however authorities stated officers fired handguns and an AR-15 patrol rifle on the suspect. A firearm was recovered on the scene.

In movies recorded by neighbors and broadcast by KTLA-TV Channel 5, the person is seen pacing on a roof, shouting and waving what seems like a gun. Officers tried to subdue the person by firing foam projectiles and activated a SWAT workforce, police stated. Close by residents have been instructed to evacuate or shelter in place.

The case stays below investigation. The Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace will conduct an impartial investigation of the incident, and officer body-cam footage shall be made accessible to the general public, Lengthy Seashore police stated.

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