UPDATE: Man Killed by LBPD Officer Identified • Long Beach Post

Photo courtesy of Daniel Flores and shot while unable to leave his home near the scene.


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The man shot and killed by a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer on November 1 has been identified by the coroner’s office as 62-year-old Richard Joseph Barrett.

OIS3rdCherryLBPD responded to a call this past Saturday regarding a residential robbery within the 300 block of Cherry Avenue. Upon arrival, police made contact with Barrett, the suspect, who was shot by police after he had allegedly attacked police officers with a knife and crowbar several times, according to LBPD spokesperson Bradley Johnson.

Johnson further went on to state that the preliminary investigation has revealed that for about the past decade, the suspect had been a next-door neighbor of the victims. The residents vacated the building while Barrett was inside; he was said to have vandalized their property, lit a fire, and killed their family dog, according to Johnson.

The residents and police did not know why Barrett targeted them nor have the neighbors had any previous confrontations with Barrett.

According to Lt. Larry Dietz of the coroner’s office, an autopsy is still pending.

Officer-Involved Shooting in Long Beach Results in Death of Armed Robbery Suspect

November 1 | Today at approximately 3:55PM, a Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officer fired upon a home robbery suspect, subsequently killing the suspect.

LBPD officers were originally dispatched to the 300 block of Cherry regarding an armed residential robbery.

“Upon arrival, officers were directed to possible location of the suspect, where they subsequently made contact with the suspect and an officer-involved shooting (OIS) occurred,” said LBPD spokesperson Bradley Johnson. “The male adult suspect was hit and expired at the scene.”

It was also noted that a knife was found at the scene of the OIS while LBPD had the blocks barricaded following the shooting.

Officers involved were not injured and the investigation is ongoing, according to Johnson.

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