Details Emerge In Long Beach Fatal OIS

LONG BEACH (AP) — A Long Beach police officer responding to a gang fight involving knives, shot and killed a 29-year-old man Friday night.

In a statement, police officials say the unidentified victim was trying to flee, when he was shot once in the upper torso.

The unidentified officer who fired the deadly shot says his or her life and the life of a fellow officer were endangered by the victim.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. He did not have a weapon on him, but a knife was located in the path of his flight from the officers.

Upon further investigation of the area, two stabbing victims were located and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. They are listed in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

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