LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said a suspect was fatally wounded in a officer-involved shooting Sunday in Long Beach.
Deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Compton division reported seeing security officers involved in a physical altercation with a suspect outside a Target store in the 1600 block of South Alameda Street in Compton.
Officials said the suspect pulled out a large pair of scissors while they were trying to apprehend him. They also said the man ran to a vehicle and a car chase ensued.
The suspect reportedly came to a stop in the 1800 block of East Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, where he refused to comply with deputies’ commands to exit the car.
Approximately 15 minutes later, the suspect exited the vehicle with a large wooden stick in hand. They said the suspect continued to refuse to obey orders.
In an attempt to detain the suspect, deputies said they shot the man with a bean bag. The stunt bag had no effect on the suspect, and he again ran. The suspect then took on Long Beach Police Department officers, who were assisting.
It was at this time a LBPD officer-involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“Target” security officers originally attempted to detain the suspect for a crime allegedly committed at the store.
Compton Sheriff’s Station detectives will investigate the assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer as well as the alleged Target robbery. Homicide Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will examine the use of force used by deputies and LBPD personnel will investigate the officer-involved shooting, officials said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.