Newly elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has selected a deadly 2015 police shooting in Long Beach as one of four cases he plans to reopen, it was reported Friday.
The shooting occurred April 23 when Long Beach Officer Jeffrey A. Meyer shot 19- year-old Hector Morejon while responding to a report of trespassing and vandalism at a vacant apartment unit, NBC reports.
Police said at the time Meyer fired his weapon when he saw Morejon turn around and extend his arm outward as if pointing a firearm.
The Long Beach Police Department issued a statement saying "we are always open to an impartial and objective review, by the District Attorney's Office, of the facts and evidence in cases involving our officers."
The city of Long Beach paid Morejon's family $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit.
Gascón will look at three other cases including the shooting of an unarmed homeless man by a Los Angeles police officer in 2015, a 2013 shooting of a theft suspect by Gardena police, and a man shot by Torrance police.