UPDATED: Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputy Shot in North Long Beach; Remains in Stable Condition

UPDATE 3:45PM | Investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff (LASD)’s Homicide Unit have provided an update in regard to the deputy-involved shooting earlier today.

According to LASD, deputies made contact with a 20-something male in North Long Beach. After contact was established, the male ran northbound on Long Beach Blvd., where deputies managed make contact once again with the suspect.

During the struggle, authorities claim the suspect attempted to take one of the deputy’s hand guns, prompting both deputies to fire their own weapons at the subject.

Supposedly brandishing a firearm of his own, the suspect fired at one of the deputies in the stomach. The deputy underwent surgery and is now in stable condition. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

It unclear from current reports why the suspect reached for the deputy’s weapon when he had one of his own, or whether the suspect or deputy shot first. Comment from LASD is being awaited.

10:49AM | Today at 10:00AM, a deputy from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department was shot in North Long Beach near the Compton border.

The shooting occurred at Long Beach Boulevard and 69th Street, just above the 91 Freeway. According to Dep. Tony Moore, no other persons were involved in the fire exchange and no information in regard to the deputy’s condition has been released, except that he was shot in the stomach.

The shooter was pronounced dead at the scene.

More information as it becomes available.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor, and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food and culture to transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 19 nominations and two additional wins for Best Political Commentary for his work at KCET and Best Blog for Longbeachize, a section of the Long Beach Post. In 2019, he was awarded the Food/Culture Critic of the Year across any platform at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.