Morad Described as “Violent” but Without Weapon in 911 Call to Long Beach Dispatchers

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) released 911 and dispatcher calls Wednesday related to the fatal officer-involved shooting of Woodland Hills resident Feras Morad last week.

During the 911 call to fire dispatchers, a woman can be heard describing an intoxicated and bloody neighbor in his 20s, walking around the alley after falling from a second-story window.

She also described Morad as “kind of irate” and requested the presence of police officers.

“I think he is a little violent… I think we need police too,” the unidentified neighbor said.

In the fire dispatcher’s call to the LBPD, the dispatcher relates the neighbor’s description of Morad as drunk, violent and bleeding heavily.

The male police dispatcher voice then asked if there are any weapons, to which the fire dispatcher replied no.

The unarmed 20-year-old college student—who family members say was planning on studying political science at California State University, Long Beach in the fall—was reportedly under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms when police said he threatened to attack an officer responding to a call for assistance on the 4600 block of East 15th Street at about 7:30PM on Wednesday, May 27.

The officer, a 12-year veteran of the LBPD, has been assigned to a non-field position while the investigation continues. 

A rally for increased police transparency is scheduled to take place Thursday by supporters of Morad. 

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