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Update: Long Beach Police Shoot Fleeing Suspect

It was not yet known why detectives were chasing the person off of 4th Street but he allegedly drew a gun on them.

Updated at 11:30 p.m. with alleged crime by wounded suspect.

Updated 10 p.m. with suspect allegedly drawing a gun and now in surgery.

A suspect being sought by Long Beach police detectives for suspicion of burglary was shot and wounded after pulling a gun on them, and was in surgery Monday night, officers said.

The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. in an alley between Fourth and Florida streets near Cherry Avenue, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department.

Eaton said the suspect was being chased in relation to a burglary, and drew a handgun at pursuing detectives. It was not immediately stated whether the suspect fired the gun or pointed it at detectives. No officers were wounded, Eaton said.

In addition to being wanted on suspicion of burglary, the suspect was being investigated for an unspecified weapon violation, Eaton said.The suspect was undergoing surgery Monday night and his condition not immediately disclosed by police.

Southbound Cherry Avenue was closed from 4th Street south during the investigation Monday night, Eaton said.

Michelle Peters January 08, 2013 at 08:47 AM
Seems like everyday Last year it was people driving cars, trucks running over people on bicycles or people walking thru the 7-11 parking lots. O less but not least drunks crashing into parked cars. Welcome to long Beach, the one city where clowns can get a Cop job. Im kidding All you Protect and server men and women out there! Go get Them dangerous bike riders out there.

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