UPDATE: Police detain man after North Long Beach standoff

A man being sought by police after a shooting and a short pursuit surrendered Thursday afternoon after police surrounded a home in North Long Beach where he was believed to be hiding.

Authorities said the suspect, who they have not identified, surrendered at 3:30 p.m. He was in the garage of a home in the 5500 block of Lemon Avenue, near Market Street. Residents of the home had been evacuated.

The shooting itself occurred at a different residence about a mile away, in the 300 block of E. Hullett Street. Police found bullet casings and strike marks on cars at the scene.

Police said they first responded to reports of a man with a gun at 1:11 p.m. While approaching the area, officers heard gunshots and then saw the suspect get into his car, Richard Mejia, a police spokesman, said.

The suspect led officers on a brief pursuit before crashing into a parked car and fleeing on foot into a residential area, Mejia said.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search and SWAT was called to the scene.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital before being booked, Mejia said.

A woman who is related to the suspect also was arrested for resisting and obstructing a police officer after she rushed the police line, Mejia said. She was held on zero-dollar bail.

A woman gets arrested as she rushes and passes the police tape as police arrest a suspected shooter after a two-hour standoff in Long Beach Thursday, July 1, 2021. Photo by Thomas R. Cordova.

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Brandon Richardson is a business reporter, covering everything from real estate and healthcare to the airport and port to city hall and the economy. He is a Long Beach native who has been with the Business Journal since graduating from Long Beach City College in spring 2016 with an associate’s degree in journalism. He is an avid record collector and concert goer.
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