1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Long Beach Officer-Involved Shooting
LONG BEACH (CBSLA.cm) — One suspect was killed and another injured Wednesday in an officer-involved shooting following a botched robbery at a Long Beach Rite Aid.
The shooting occurred around 1:15 a.m. after Long Beach police officers responded to a robbery call at a store in the 4400 block of Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach police said.
“The suspects went into the location and did an armed takeover robbery of the store. As they were leaving the store, there was another person robbed,” Chief Jim McDonnell said.
The trio then got into a vehicle and fled the scene at a high rate of speed, prompting a short pursuit with officers, he said.
“During the pursuit, officers believed that they were being shot at,” McDonnell said.
When the pursuit ended, the officer-involved shooting occurred. One suspect was fatally shot and another injured. He was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition, McDonnell said.
The third suspect, believed to be armed and dangerous, fled on foot.
A perimeter has been set up from San Antonio Drive south to Carson Street, and from Orange Avenue to California Street as police use K-9 officers and a helicopter to search for him.
The suspect is described as a black male, medium height with a skinny build. He is wearing a long-sleeved white shirt with a stripe at the bottom and dark camouflage shorts, according to McDonnell.
Residents are encouraged to remain in their homes as police continue their search.
No officers were injured. The shooting is under investigation.