18-year-old fatally shot by police inside Long Beach 7-Eleven was holding fake gun, police say

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities say a man who was shot and killed in an officer-involved shooting inside a 7-Eleven store in Long Beach was allegedly holding a fake gun.

The shooting occurred Thursday at 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway.

Undercover police were conducting a surveillance operation and investigating a vehicle believed to be involved in a series of armed robberies that occurred earlier in the week, according to Shaunna Dandoy with Long Beach police.

The suspect, identified by police as 18-year-old Jordan Michael Griffin, was confronted by officers after he exited the vehicle and entered the 7-Eleven. Officers opened fire when Griffin failed to comply with their commands, fearing for the safety of those inside the store, police said in a press release.

It was later determined that Griffin was allegedly holding a replica C02 BB Pistol, police added.

A picture shows the weapon a suspect in an officer-involved shooting was allegedly carrying when he was fatally shot by police in Long Beach.

A picture shows the weapon a suspect in an officer-involved shooting was allegedly carrying when he was fatally shot by police in Long Beach.



Griffin was pronounced dead at the scene. Another suspect, identified as 22-year-old Devontae Moore, was taken into custody and was being held on $350,000 bail.

No officers were injured and no additional injuries were reported.

An investigation was ongoing.
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