Police said the suspect was armed with a handgun and a knife—and that when officers attempted to detain him, “an officer-involved shooting occurred.”
Police say the robbery sparked a car chased, followed by the shooting after the man crashed his car in West Long Beach.
Ruben Escarrega, 31, was walking on the 710 Freeway when CHP officers confronted him, according to authorities.
Officers tried to use less lethal force to subdue the man, but he refused to drop the knife, authorities said.
This revelation has come to light only now because of SB 1421, a California law that went into effect Jan. 1 rolling back some of California’s strict privacy rules for police officers’ personnel files.
A standoff outside Long Beach City Hall between police and an armed man ended in gunfire Wednesday evening, when the suspect was shot by law enforcement officers.
A man was shot and wounded by police in Long Beach, following an alleged fight with officers trying to arrest him, said authorities.
Authorities this afternoon identified the gunman Long Beach police fatally shot after he held multiple employees of a Long Beach hotel hostage early Friday.
No charges will be filed against a Long Beach officer who fatally shot a Cal State Long Beach student in 2015, according to a report released this week by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
Authorities are waiting to book a suspect who is currently hospitalized after he was shot in West Long Beach Saturday night by police responding to a call of loitering involving a group of up to 30 people who were also drinking in public, authorities said.