Long Beach Police: Woman with Replica Handgun Wounded in Hourslong Barricade

Long Beach Police: Woman with Replica Handgun Wounded in Hourslong Barricade

Long Beach Police Department headquarters in Long Beach, Calif., on Nov. 2, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

City News Service
City News Service

6/17/2024

Updated: 6/17/2024

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LONG BEACH, Calif.—A woman who allegedly pointed a replica handgun at Long Beach police was shot and wounded by authorities and was hospitalized June 17 after barricading in her residence.
The officers were dispatched at 8:55 p.m. Sunday to an apartment building in the 1000 block of Long Beach Boulevard on “multiple” calls reporting a woman with a gun, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
“Upon arrival, officers located the female adult suspect who was armed with a firearm,” police said in a statement. “She went into her residence. At one point, she opened the door and pointed the firearm towards officers,” prompting them to open fire.
“The suspect then barricaded herself inside her residence. SWAT responded to the scene and attempted to deescalate the situation,” police said. “After about four hours of unsuccessful attempts to contact her, SWAT officers deployed gas. The suspect then surrendered and was taken into custody.”
The woman’s name was not released by police.
“The suspect sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body,” police said. “Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the suspect to a local hospital for medical clearance prior to booking, where she was listed stable condition. Officers recovered a replica firearm. No officers were injured. No other injuries were reported.”
According to police, officers were equipped with body-worn cameras, and the investigation was continuing, police said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detectives Eric Thai or Kelsey Myers at 562-570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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