UPDATED 9/14/2016 WITH RELATED NEWS RELEASE: VIOLENT CRIME SERIES RELATED TO RECENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 3:21 p.m., Long Beach Police were conducting an investigation related to an armed robbery, in the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Lemon Avenue where subsequently an officer involved shooting occurred.
The preliminary investigation revealed the following:
Five male adults, including the hospitalized suspect, and one male juvenile will be booked in connection with the earlier armed robbery. No additional details regarding the robbery are being released at this time.
The investigation remains ongoing. Neither a photo of the firearm or any suspect information is being released at this time.
The Police Department thoroughly reviews all use of force incidents through a rigorous multi-step process that evaluates legal, policy, tactical, and equipment issues. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County that result in injury or death.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has video, or information, is encouraged to call the Long Beach Police Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.