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Police Shoot Suspect Accused of Ramming Long Beach Officers in Montebello

Police Shoot Suspect Accused of Ramming Long Beach Officers in Montebello

A firearm belonging to a police officer in a file photo. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

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11/1/2023

Updated: 11/1/2023

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MONTEBELLO, Calif.—A 33 year old man suspected of shooting a woman was shot by police after allegedly ramming a pair of Long Beach police vehicles while trying to elude detectives in Montebello and taken into custody, and police are continuing to investigate Nov. 1.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, detectives were in the 700 block of Via Altamira, near Garfield Av., around noon Oct. 31 conducting surveillance and attempting to serve a search warrant concerning a shooting that occurred in Long Beach on Sept. 25, when the suspect allegedly shot a female victim in the 6000 block of Olive Av., near Atlantic Av.
The suspect exited the residence under surveillance and drove to a nearby gas station, where detectives attempted to make an arrest, police said. At that point, the suspect allegedly got back in his vehicle “and intentionally struck two detectives’ vehicles and two additional vehicles as he attempted to flee,” prompting at least one officer to open fire, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
“Officers were equipped with body worn cameras. LBPD is in the process of reviewing the footage and will make [it] available to the public as soon possible,” the police department said.
Detectives briefly lost sight of the suspect but located him a short time later back in the 700 block of Via Altamira, where he was taken into custody, then taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound suffered in the earlier shooting, police said.
The suspect, whose name was not released, was considered to be in stable condition. Police said one officer suffered minor injuries when the suspect struck the detectives’ vehicles. It was unclear if that officer was taken to a hospital.
Anyone with information regarding this case was urged to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Chasen Contreras or Don Collier at 562-570-7244. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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