Long Beach police officer-involved shootings under investigation

An investigation is under way after police opened fire on a felony robbery suspect on the 4500 block of Orange Avenue in Long Beach Thursday, March 21, 2013.
March 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Thursday was the second shooting to happen in the city over the last five days.

The latest shooting occurred on the 4500 block of Orange Avenue Thursday.

Police were searching for a felony robbery suspect around 10: 40 p.m. when an officer located the suspect and allegedly shot him.

The suspect was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

It's unclear what caused the officer to open fire.

On Monday, police exchanged gunfire with a suspected gang member who then fled on food in the area of 8th Street and Daisy Avenue.

A SWAT team temporarily locked down the area and a number of residents were evacuated and several streets in the area closed, as police searched for the suspect. That person has since been arrested.

The shootings remain under investigation.


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