LONG BEACH (CBSLA.com)   —  A suspect was fatally shot by police in Long Beach Saturday afternoon after he allegedly broke into a neighbor’s home and killed their dog.

Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Cherry Avenue just before 4 p.m.

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The suspect was declared dead at the scene, officials said.

KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper reported from the scene where she said hours later investigators were still trying to piece the story together.

“I heard sirens pull up very close and was hoping nothing bad happened but then less than five minutes later, I heard 10 shots,” said Sarah McGovern, a witness.

McGovern lives next door to where the officer involved shooting occurred.

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Police say a man broke into his neighbor’s home armed with a knife and killed the family’s dog. The neighbors were able to escape their home and call 911.

“The preliminary investigation shows there’s no history of confrontation between the two neighbors,” said Brad Johnson, a sergeant with the Long Beach Police Department. The man lived next to the victims for ten years, City News Service reported.

Police say they’re still investigating why the man broke into his neighbor’s home and killed their dog.

Hopper reported they’re also still investigating what led up to police shooting and killing the suspect. Police say a knife was found near the suspect.

“It’s very disturbing that that could happen so close,” said McGovern.

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Police aren’t releasing the name or age of the suspect at this point, only that he’s an adult male, Hopper reported.