Long Beach Police Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting Sunday

On Fathers Day Sunday night, the Long Beach Police Department responded to an officer-involved shooting in the 1000 block of Long Beach Boulevard. The incident began around 8:55 p.m. when multiple reports came in about a woman with a gun at an apartment building in the area.

Upon arrival, officers encountered an adult female suspect armed with a firearm. The suspect retreated into her residence but later emerged, pointing the firearm at the officers, which led to an officer-involved shooting. Following this confrontation, the suspect barricaded herself inside the apartment.

The LBPD’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team was called to the scene to manage the situation. Despite several hours of negotiation attempts, there was no response from the suspect. Eventually, SWAT officers deployed gas, prompting the suspect to surrender.

The suspect, who sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body, was transported by Long Beach Fire Department personnel to a local hospital for medical clearance. She is currently in stable condition. Officers later recovered a replica firearm from the scene.

Fortunately, no officers or other individuals were injured during the incident. Homicide detectives were dispatched to the location to investigate further.

All officers involved were equipped with body-worn cameras, and the LBPD is in the process of reviewing the footage, which will be made available to the public. As per standard protocol, the LBPD will conduct a comprehensive multi-level review of the incident. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will undertake an independent investigation, as is customary in all officer-involved shootings resulting in injury or death.