FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Video: Cell Phone Video Captures California Police Shooting

April 28, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Cell Phone Video Captures California Police Shooting

NBC Los Angeles is reporting on a police shooting in Long Beach Sunday that resulted in the death of a suspect wanted for crimes in a Compton Target store.

After a brief standoff with Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies, the suspect fled from a car, allegedly carrying a large wooden stick.

The incident started in a Compton Target store. As deputies assisted security officers, the man "pulled out a large pair of scissors" - apparently garden shears - from his waistband, then fled to an SUV and drove away from the area with authorities in pursuit, the Sheriff's Office press release said.

The SUV came to a stop in the 1800 block of East Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach, where deputies said the man refused to come out of the vehicle.

About 15 minutes later, the man got out of the SUV allegedly holding a large wooden stick. As he fled with the stick, Long Beach Police engaged the suspect, shooting and killing him.

Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

jon @ 4/29/2014 3:57 AM

Sounds like some triggers happy officers acting unlawfully. No reason to open fire and kill a fleeing suspect with a stick..

S.S. @ 4/29/2014 5:06 AM

There's more to this story than what it says. Would you please clarify a little more on what occurred. So we don't get dumbasses like jon responding to this article.

Evan @ 7/21/2014 1:29 PM

No justification to shoot someone in the back

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

FBI Director Calls Lack of Data on Police Shootings 'Ridiculous,' 'Embarrassing'
The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation's...
Texas Debuts Public Database of Police Shootings
After a year of growing calls for transparency in law enforcement, Texas has debuted a...
Michigan Detective Works Night Shift With His Son Before Retiring
A Grand Rapids, MI, officer worked one of his last shifts with his son overnight.
Portland Launches 'Having Enough Police Matters' Campaign
The "Having Enough Police Matters'' campaign is intended to pressure City Hall to provide...
Charlotte Reaches Settlement with Officer Charged in Fatal Shooting
Kerrick was tried earlier this year on a voluntary manslaughter charge, but a jury was...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine