Police chase, shootout ends in suspect’s death

On Sunday, April 28, at approximately 12:20am, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers were dispatched to the area of Artesia Boulevard and Butler Avenue after a report of a man with a gun in that vicinity.
An officer in the area located a suspect matching the description, and the suspect ran from the officer. During the chase, the suspect produced a handgun and an officer-involved shooting occurred, according to the LBPD. The suspect was shot in the upper body.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
At this time, the identity of the male adult suspect is not known. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office will confirm the suspect’s identity. As with all officer-involved shootings, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation.
The Long Beach Homicide Detail also investigates all officer-involved shootings. Those with information regarding the incident are asked to call Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244.
Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .

Source: LBPD

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