UPDATE: Murder Suspect Remains Hospitalized Following Friday Officer-Involved Shooting

Suspects GunUPDATE | Authorities said today that the murder suspect involved in Friday’s officer-involved shooting in Wilmington remains hospitalized and was booked for murder among other charges, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Carson resident Bryan Gallegos, 25, was booked for murder, assault with a deadly weapon upon a peace officer, felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, LBPD officials stated.

Gallegos remained hospitalized Monday after Long Beach detectives shot him when he attempted to flee in a vehicle during an arrest.

Gallegos is suspected of the September 5 killing of Armando Amayo.

PREVIOUSLY: UPDATE: Murder Suspect Shot by Police Crashed Detective’s Car During Flee Attempt

10/10/16 at 1:19PM | New information has been released regarding a murder suspect who was shot and critically wounded in Wilmington by Long Beach detectives on Friday.

Detectives found the suspect in a vehicle near the 1700 block of Marine Avenue in Wilmington and tried to arrest him when he attempted to flee in the vehicle, resulting in a collision with a detective’s car, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officials.

“Immediately thereafter an officer-involved shooting occurred,” the LBPD stated. “Two Long Beach detectives fired at the male adult suspect and he was hit by their gunfire.”

A loaded firearm and an additional loaded magazine was recovered from the suspect. Detectives also immediately started rendering medical aid until Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) personnel arrived. The suspect was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.

Anyone with information regarding the officer involved shooting or the murder from September 5, 2016 is urged to contact Homicide Detectives at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting https://www.p3tips.com.

Above, left photo courtesy of LBPD.

PREVIOUSLY: Suspect in Recent Port Killing Shot, Critically Wounded by Long Beach Police

10/7/16 at 3:13PM | A murder suspect was shot and critically wounded in Wilmington Friday by Long Beach detectives investigating the killing of a 21-year-old San Pedro man, who was found dead at the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in September.

The officer-involved shooting happened at about 11:20AM on the 1700 block of Marine Avenue in Wilmington, while detectives were conducting a follow-up investigation into the September 5 killing of Armando Amayo, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesman Sgt. Brad Johnson said.


Detectives were trying to arrest the suspect—who was considered “armed and dangerous”—during the investigation, Johnson said.

“Upon [police] contacting the suspect, an officer-involved shooting occurred,” he said.

No officers were injured, but the suspect was hit by gunfire and subsequently transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) personnel. He is listed in critical condition.

A gun was recovered at the scene.

Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation at the location of the incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will also conduct an independent investigation as they do in all officer-involved shootings that result in injury, authorities said.

No additional information was available at this time. The Post will update this report as the situation develops.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.