Police in Long Beach shot a guy on Tuesday after he allegedly attacked numerous people on the street and stabbed at least one person with a screwdriver.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, the incident happened just before noon off 2nd Street close to Livingston Drive.
According to police, the suspect began the assaults in the 200 block of Park Avenue on a male and a woman. After that, he entered a nearby parking space and attacked a man who was holding a 2-year-old child. The kid was hurt only slightly when he hit the ground after falling.
The suspect then proceeded to 2nd Street, where he used a screwdriver to stab a man in front of a nearby store, before making his way westward.
According to Long Beach Police Cmdr. Michael Pennino, officers arrived on scene 5–6 minutes after the initial contact. According to Pennino, the guy kept moving into the parking lot after being ordered to stop and drop his firearm.
More police officers showed up there, and as the man appeared to be attempting to enter a nearby house, the police started firing. He was struck once in the upper torso, taken to a nearby hospital, and then released. There was no immediate word on the suspect’s condition.
According to the police, four victims of the assault received on-site treatment for minor injuries. The victim of the screwdriver stabbing was sent to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.
The name of the suspect has not been released. He is expected to face charges that include attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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After a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed and a 14-year-old girl was injured in a drive-by shooting while they were walking in a residential Long Beach neighborhood late Tuesday, authorities are looking for the perpetrators.
According to the Long Beach Police Department, at least two attackers fired shots at the kids while they were with a 13-year-old girl who was unharmed. How many shooters there were or how many bullets were fired is unknown to investigators.
“The shooting that took place [Tuesday night] is devastating,” Long Beach Police Chief Wally Hebeish said in a statement Wednesday. “A young boy’s life has been cut short due to an intolerable act of gun violence.”
The boy who was killed was identified Wednesday as Long Beach resident Eric Gregory Brown III. He was shot in the upper body, police said.
The exact circumstances that led to the shooting were unknown and still under investigation, said Officer Richard Mejia, spokesperson for the Long Beach Police Department, but after an unidentified vehicle pulled up to the three children Tuesday night, “a verbal interaction” occurred, followed by the shooting.
There were strike marks on at least one nearby vehicle, Mejia said, and “bullet casings were found throughout the [crime] scene.”
Firefighters performed life-saving procedures before officers and officers arrived at the site just after 11:30 p.m., according to Mejia.
Eric was shot along with the unnamed female, and they were both taken to a local hospital, where Eric passed away from his wounds. The girl who had been shot in the leg underwent non-life-threatening treatment.
Eric’s mother, Angela Washington, attended a tribute Wednesday night along with a few members of the Long Beach City Council and the mayor’s office.
“We need our children to feel safe in our city,” Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson tweeted. “We must never accept this as normal. We must protect and prioritize our youth.”
Councilmember Suely Saro, who was at Wednesday’s memorial, called the killing the “latest act of senseless gun violence.”
On a GoFundMe page established for Eric’s funeral, the Jackson Middle School student was listed as the second of five children.