UPDATE: Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Identified; Faces Felony Charges

UPDATE | The suspect linked to last week’s officer-involved shooting, Cory Jamal Boyce, 28, was arraigned Wednesday, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

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In a release issued Wednesday afternoon, the LBPD stated that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges of exhibiting a deadly weapon to a police officer to resist arrest, resisting an executive officer, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to the LBPD, Boyce is being held at the LA County Jail without bail.

PREVIOUSLY: Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Caught by Long Beach Police

February 10, 2016 at 6:32PM | A suspect linked to an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon was arrested by officers shortly after, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

The adult male suspect was taken into custody near the location of the shooting incident, around the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue at about 5:00PM, LBPD spokesman Brad Johnson said.

After the shooting, the suspect fled from the officers who saw him holding a handgun, added Johnson.

No one was injured during the incident.

It was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting but officials did say it was based off an “officer-initiated activity” on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

“When they went to go contact the subject he was in a vehicle but we cannot confirm if that was a traffic stop or if they were parked and they went to go make contact,” Johnson said.

The area has seen some recent spikes in violent crime, according to officials, prompting more officers directed to go out there to combat violent crime. These officers were a resource directed for that purpose, Johnson said.

Officers continued looking for evidence, including the handgun, Wednesday evening.

No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this story as we learn more.

PREVIOUSLY: Suspect Remains At Large Following Wednesday Afternoon Officer-Involved Shooting in Long Beach

2/10/16 at 5:02PM | Long Beach police were searching for a suspect connected to an officer-involved shooting Wednesday afternoon in the city’s Poly High neighborhood, authorities said.

The shooting happened at about 3:57PM on Wednesday, February 10 on the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesman Brad Johnson.

No one was struck, he said. 

The suspect may be within police perimeter, officials said. A SWAT team has been activated.

No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this story as it develops. 



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