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Parolee Tasered after fight with L.B. police

November 17, 2009 12:01:11 AM PST
A parolee was Tasered and arrested in Long Beach on Monday after an officer was injured during a fight with the parolee.Police went to the 5900 block of Atlantic Avenue to take a parolee into custody at about 9:45 p.m., but police said the parolee got into a fight with officers.

During the fight, one officer was injured, and the suspect apparently shot himself in the leg, then escaped.

After a few hours of searching, officers were able to track down the suspect after following a trail of blood. Police confronted the parolee in the yard of a home on Hullett Street near Locust Avenue. The confrontation was caught on tape.

In the video, police use nonlethal stun guns to knock the man down, but he gets back up. He takes a few steps, and an officer hits him again with a stun gun, and the man stays down.

Police dogs were also used to subdue the suspect before authorities took him into custody.

"This is a good resolution for us and for the suspsect. This could have resulted in a much worse outcome for our officer and for the suspect," said LBPD Lt. Jeff Liberman.

The injured officer was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening wounds and has been released. The parolee was hospitalized for the gunshot wound to his leg. Police said they did not shoot him, but it is unclear how he was wounded.


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