Fatal shooting in Long Beach leads to hourslong barricade

Thursday, August 17, 2017 11:53PM
A fatal shooting happened in Long Beach Thursday and led to an hourslong barricade that ended in the late hours of the night.


LONG BEACH, Calif. - A fatal shooting happened in Long Beach Thursday and led to an hourslong barricade that ended in the late hours of the night.

Authorities towed a white Ford F-150 from the 1900 block of Myrtle Avenue. The man behind the wheel had crashed into a parked pickup truck after being shot.

Witness Anthony Johnson said he heard about five shots in the neighborhood.

"Just relaxing out front and you know shots just came out of nowhere and I just looked up and seen a helicopter flying around," he said.

The shooting happened on Dayman Street around 2:30 p.m. The victim drove away from the scene, but was too wounded and only made it around the corner.

"Paramedics responded and transported the shooting victim to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after," Long Beach police Sgt. Brad Johnson said.

Authorities got a tip to check out a home on Dayman Street. They surrounded the residence and called for anyone inside to come out. When they didn't receive a response, SWAT officers moved in.

Johnson said SWAT officers deployed teargas into the house and shortly after, a woman came out. He said no one else was in the home, but it was unclear if the woman is the shooting suspect.

The truck the victim was driving appeared to have the logo for the Conservation Corps of Long Beach on the driver's side door. The nonprofit organization hires at-risk youth to work on projects, including recycling and park restoration.

Authorities could not say if the truck belonged to the corps or if the victim was an employee.
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