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Long Beach Officer Shoots At Car

A suspect with a handgun drew fire from a Long Beach detective, police said.

An undercover Long Beach police detective fired at someone in a car Monday.

The officer-involved shooting at Orange Avenue and North Banner Drive occurred shortly before 1 p.m., Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department said.

The suspect displayed a handgun, prompting the shooting, she said. The detective was on foot.

It was not immediately known if there were injuries. Patch will update this story as details become available.

Mike Ruehle February 17, 2013 at 08:13 AM
The Belmont Shore Patch did not hesitate to publish the address, identity and dining habits of Dorner's mother, as if she was somehow at fault for her son's actions. Yet, as typical, there has been no follow-up on a Long Beach police officer who last week fired his weapon at a car. Probably just some ladies delivering newpapers. If, (big if) and when a follow-up is published, it would undoubtedly be the cops version. It's so easy for the patch to simply publish what the police want the public to know rather than investigating whether what they publish is actually true. Kinda like when the Patch published the police's version of the killing of David Joran, the 20 year old autistic man, who the patch wrote was a case of suicide by cop. http://belmontshore.going.com/articles/long-beach-police-fatally-shoot-man-with-knife-suspect-officer-involved-shooting-long-beach-police-department-officers-teenager-knife It wasn't until the Patch's published version of the police killing was questioned that an entirely different version of the story unfolded. I commend the patch for later publishing more of the facts. But the fact of the matter is, the Patch would have blindly and consistently gone with the cops version of the story without question if members of David Jordan's family had not spoken up. I understand the Patch needs the cops on their side to get their stories. But that doesn't make it right.
Mike Ruehle February 17, 2013 at 08:52 PM
And the follow-up facts surrounding this police shooting are where.......... Heck with the plight of citizens, it only appears to count when cops are killed, and then stories of the THOUSANDS that morned them can be published. Heaven forbid the Patch publish something that might be viewed as police misconduct. That might end their gravy train of spoon fed stories from the police.
Mike Ruehle February 19, 2013 at 04:57 AM
So, is this another case of ladies delivering newspapers being shot at? Did the Long Beach police fire upon someone they thought was Dorner? Heck the Patch can publish everything about Dorner's mother's life but won't follow-up on another case of a potentially trigger-happy cop. How can the Patch justify publishing the police's version of an officer involved shooting when the Long Beach police have already demonstrated they can not tell the difference between a hose nozzle and a gun being flashed at them?
John B. Greet February 19, 2013 at 04:50 PM
Poor Ruehle. Incessantly complaining about the quality of Patch stories but apparently unable to keep himself from reading and commenting upon them. Chronically unhappy with the occasional lack of follow-up by a part time journalist like Nancy, but consistently unwilling to step up and try to do a better job himself. Why so interested in follow-up articles, Ruehle? They would only update the available *facts* of this story. You've proven yourself completely disinterested in facts. Preferring, instead, to make baseless assumptions ("Probably just some ladies delivering newpapers"). Press releases from law enforcement are often the first and only information about such incidents until follow-up information becomes publicly available from other sources. If you're so certain you can report these stories better than The Patch, why not go ahead and do so? Or, as I suspect, is your only true purpose to complain and whine? "...who the patch wrote was a case of suicide by cop." The Patch wrote no such thing and your own link disproves your own falsehood. The Patch wrote: "Officers were called by a woman *who reported that the man in her home was hollering that he wanted police to kill him.*" (emphasis added) and "...had been *alerted by a female relative in the home* that the male had a knife and was yelling that he wanted police to kill him." (emphasis added) Critique all you like, Ruehle, but at least try to do so honestly, wont you?
Mike Ruehle February 22, 2013 at 04:32 AM
Did the Long Beach cop think this was Dorner? Was this like the two Torrance incidents, a case of a triggerhappy cop firing upon someone he thought was Dorner?
John B. Greet February 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM
"Was this like the two Torrance incidents, a case of a triggerhappy cop firing upon someone he thought was Dorner?" Let's see Ruehle site the official investigation or court case that has adjudged any of the officers involved in the tragic mistaken-identity shootings in Torrance as "trigger-happy." That's right, he can't...because no such disposition has yet been reached. Is this just another case of Ruehle asking baseless and rhetorical questions in an effort to offer condemnations before all of the facts are known? Is Ruehle lying when he asks such baseless rhetorical questions or was he lying when, in commenting on another article on the very same day, he said: "I don't take the cops version of the story as fact until the investigation is complete." Is Ruehle interested in awaiting the conclusion of these investigations before issuing his rhetorical condemnations, or is he not?

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