December 19, 2010
Long Beach, CA
For the second time in less than a week, a man has been shot and killed by a Long Beach Police Officer.
Last week, the Belmont Shore community was in shock over the shooting death of Doug Zerby by a number of Long Beach Police Officers. (See my past posts below on the Zerby "incident.") That officer involved shooting made headlines all over the globe.
Now we have a second officer involved shooting death in Long Beach, this time over on Pine Avenue earlier Sunday morning.
Here is the "official" word from the Long Beach Police Department:
"On Sunday, December 19, 2010, at approximately 5:00 a.m"., Long Beach Police Officers were flagged down by a female in the area of the 2100 block of Pine Avenue regarding a sexual assault that involved a minor, with the suspect being a family member. After conducting interviews officers determined a crime occurred, they went to the location in the 2100 block of Pine Avenue to contact the suspect. As officers contacted the suspect inside a residence, the suspect produced a handgun and an officer involved shooting occurred.
The suspect was taken into custody and life saving measures were rendered, the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics. The suspect is being identified only as a 41-year-old male and a Long Beach resident, until the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office confirms his identity. The suspect’s handgun was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.
The minor victim was transported to a local hospital and treated. The investigation is ongoing as Homicide Detectives are investigating along with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as they do in all Officer Involved Shootings.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are asked to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives David Rios or Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244.
Stay tuned. Do you live in Long Beach? What is your opinion or take on this latest officer involved shooting death? Do you feel safe in Long Beach anymore?
Hit my comment section. As soon as the name of the victim is released from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, I will be updating my readers and the community.