Officers corner gunman after unrelated homicide nearby, police say

Long Beach police were in a brief standoff this morning at an apartment building in Cambodia Town where they believed a man who’d brandished a gun was cornered earlier in the morning.

Police originally believed the man was connected to a deadly shooting that had just happened about a mile away, but they quickly determined that wasn’t the case, according to the department.

Police were investigating the shooting on Dawson Avenue near 10th Street around 7 a.m. when they got a call about a man with a gun  around the same time. An LBPD spokesman said the man was in a car on 16th Street near Walnut Avenue when he pulled alongside another vehicle and brandished a gun.

After crashing into a parked car, the man ran into a gated apartment building on Hoffman Avenue near Anaheim Street, and officers quickly surrounded the complex, shutting down a stretch of Anaheim Street in the process.

By about 8 a.m., the man came outside and was arrested without any more problems, police said.

Authorities did not have many details immediately available on the killing at Dawson and 10th. Police said a man was shot to death after an argument and the suspected killer was still loose.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.