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Armed man fatally shot by police in Long Beach park

A man with a gun was fatally shot by Long Beach Police Department officers in a park in the city’s Cambodia Town area Wednesday, police said.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of West Sixth Street around 4:20 p.m. Wednesday regarding an armed man in MacArthur Park, the LBPD reported. 

The responding officers gave the man orders to drop the weapon, but the man failed to comply, resulting in a police shooting.

Life-saving measures were administered to the man by officers until the arrival of Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, who took the man to a hospital, where he later died, police said. 

The firearm was recovered, and no officers were injured.

“Officers were equipped with body-worn cameras. LBPD is reviewing the footage and will make that available to the public as soon as possible,” police said in a statement.

Anyone with information regarding the armed man or officer- involved shooting was urged to contact LBPD homicide detectives Gamboa or Valenzuela at 562-570-7244.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit lacrimestoppers.org.


Source: NBC Los Angeles

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