A man apparently brandished a BB-gun in hopes of getting Long Beach police officers to shoot and kill him last month, according to newly released video footage of the incident.
Before the shooting, police had rushed to the area after getting a call about a man waiving a knife, the LBPD said.
Police shot the man in the lower body while they investigated reports of gunfire in West Long Beach, authorities said. He’s expected to survive.
The shooting was reported just after 12:55 p.m. in the 1000 block of Willow Street, near Sunnyside Cemetery, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy stopped Adrian Joel Sanchez, 34, of Long Beach in his vehicle at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway about a mile north of Templin Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Police say the robbery sparked a car chased, followed by the shooting after the man crashed his car in West Long Beach.
Before police shot, the man fired his gun, prompting officers to believe they were being targeted, the department said.
The officer said he was trying to turn on a flashlight attached to his gun when he unintentionally pulled the trigger, documents show.
The LBPD released footage from officers’ body-worn cameras that show the deadly shooting of 38-year-old Lauren Archibeque in the early morning hours of April 2.
Long Beach police shot and killed a woman early this morning in the Wrigley neighborhood.