Thursday just before 11:30pm Detectives performing surveillance on a vehicle near PCH and Clark believed to be involved in a series of robberies.
That’s when LBPD Detectives observed a male suspect exit the vehicle and enter a business at 5100 block of East PCH Detectives encountered the suspect armed with the handgun when an officer involved shooting took place, Long Beach Police spokesperson Shuanna Dandoy said. After further investigation it was determined to be a BB gun.
LBPD immediately begin performing lifesaving measures on the suspect until fire personal could arrive. The suspect was then pronounced deceased. A second suspect was also arrested. LBPD officers did not sustain any injuries, no other injuries reported. The investigation is ongoing.