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By Randy Economy
January 30, 2011
Long Beach, CA
The Long Beach Police Department are on an all out manhunt today in search of the person or persons responsible for shooting at two of their own officers last night that left one in stable condition at an area hospital.
Scary scene in Long Beach last night. I did a post of this earlier this morning (see below post) and today the Long Beach Police Department Media Relations Division issued the following statement:
The uniformed detectives were traveling on Anaheim Street near Mahanna Avenue when an occupant in the suspect vehicle fired multiple rounds at the detectives' unmarked police vehicle which was equipped with emergency lights and siren. The detective that was driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner. The detective sustained a non-life-threatening injury and is listed in stable condition.
Additional officers were on the southeast corner of Anaheim Street and Mahanna Avenue conducting an unrelated investigation. One officer from within that group of officers fired at the suspect vehicle as it fled southbound on Mahanna Avenue from Anaheim Street. Investigators don’t believe a suspect was hit by the officer’s gunfire.
As part of the operation, SWAT was activated and the department’s Bloodhound was utilized, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bloodhound, to assist in the search of the suspect(s). As a result of the magnitude of the investigation, a significant number of Police Department resources were utilized and many streets were closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The detective, whose identity is being withheld for his safety, is 30-years of age and a 7-year member of the Department.
The Long Beach Police Department’s investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244.
To text or e-mail a tip anonymously, visit the Long Beach Police Department's website at www.longbeach.gov/police or visit www.tipsoft.com and follow the prompts."
So, be safe in Long Beach.
I am glad that the officer is on is way to a full recovery. My heart goes out to this officer and his family. So sad that our community is so dangerous. Scary times.
Keep you posted.