Male Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Firing Gun into Air


An armed man was arrested before noon Friday after he allegedly fired his gun into the air near 14th Street and Chestnut Avenue, where he and a group of individuals were reportedly loitering, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officials said.

Officers responded to the area at 11:27AM, where they located the crime scene for the shooting, LBPD spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said.

They located the suspect, who had a gun noticeably tucked in his waistband, at Magnolia Avenue and Cowles Street, she said.

Police took the suspect into custody without incident and recovered the gun.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.

Further information was not available at this time. We will update this story as we learn more. 

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