Suspected gang member killed in shootout with Long Beach police

A suspected gang member is dead after a shootout with Long Beach police on West Anaheim Street on Sunday, Nov. 10, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
Officers received a call from citizens reporting a man firing a gun at a gas station in the 500 block of W. Anaheim Street at approximately 6pm last Sunday, according to LBPD.
As the first officers arrived, they saw a person matching the reported suspect’s description walking along the north sidewalk of Anaheim Street near Chestnut Avenue. Officers made contact with the suspect, leading to an exchange of gunfire.
Medical aid was provided until the Long Beach Fire Department transported the suspect to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.
Detectives have identified the suspect as a Long Beach gang member with an extensive arrest record. However, identification is being withheld until released by the coroner’s office.
Detectives learned that, while at the gas station, the suspect fired multiple rounds at the driver of a dark-colored vehicle. The driver fled, then the suspect left the scene on foot.
Officers later located the attempted-murder victim and vehicle. The driver could not provide a motive for the attack and said he did not know the suspect. He was not injured, however his vehicle was struck multiple times by the suspect’s gunfire.
A handgun was recovered from the scene.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer-involved shootings that result in injury or death in Los Angeles County.
Those with information regarding this incident are asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck 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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