Robbery Suspect Armed With BB Gun Killed in Long Beach Police Shooting

The Long Beach Police Department recently released security-camera footage of the inside of a 7-11 store where an officer-involved shooting (OIS) on Sept. 19 left one person dead and another injured.

The footage does not have audio, and police have blurred the faces of individuals in the video. Police also highlight the suspect’s presumed firearm with a yellow circle.

The night of the shooting, police were following a suspect vehicle believed to have been involved in a string of burglaries reported earlier that week. Officers noticed a suspect exit the vehicle and enter the 7-11 located at the 5100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, police said.

The LBPD reported that officers believed the suspect was attempting to rob the store. Police can be seen in the video rushing the entrance of the business.

According to the LBPD, officers ordered the suspect to drop what appeared to have been a firearm. The suspect failed to comply with the order, and the shooting ensued, police said.

It was later revealed in a police press release that the suspect’s firearm turned out to be a BB-gun.


By: Juggernaut (20515.40)

Tags: wtf, fatal, 7-11 shooting, police shooting, Long Beach Police

Location: California