Long Beach Police Fatally Shoot Man with Knife

Officers were called by a woman who reported that the man in her home was hollering that he wanted police to kill him. That's allegedly what happened after the male, possibly a teen, attacked police.

Updated 1 a.m. Wednesday with D.A. investigation an number of OIS in Long Beach:

Police officers fatally shot a man after he allegedly tried to attack them with a knife Tuesday afternoon at a Long Beach home, the Long Beach Police Department said.

The deceased may be 19 but his name and age were not immediately released by the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers arriving to the house in the 1900 block of East Hardwick Street near Cherry Avenue had been alerted by a female relative in the home that the male had a knife and was yelling that he wanted police to kill him.

Details were trickling in still but the basics involved the police department receiving a call at 1:45 p.m. from a woman at the  home, who reported that a male had a weapon.

"The officers were met at the door by the unidentified suspect, who attacked them with a knife," police department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt said. ``That's when an OIS occurred,'' she said. OIS means officer involved shooting, which in police parlance means officers shot someone.

Pratt said police did CPR until paramedics arrived, but the man wounded by officers died at the scene. Pratt said she did not know the person's age, but one unofficial report indicated he was 19. ``We are still interviewing witnesses,'' Pratt said about 6:15 p.m. Additional knives were found at the scene, she said.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was investigating the incident, as is standard in officer-involved shootings, Pratt said. It was the sixth officer-involved shooting for the Long Beach Police Department since late December. One of those involved an officer shooting a dog.

--Nancy Wride and City News Service contributed to this report.

Mike Ruehle September 14, 2012 at 06:05 AM
Greet, you are such a suck-up. OOPs, is that one of those bad, censorable words like "COWARD?"
John B. Greet September 14, 2012 at 08:37 AM
So I guess that means you're not interested in stepping up and trying to run your own Patch site, covering your own neighborhood? That you would prefer to bad-mouth the efforts of others rather than take even half a shot at doing a better job yourself? Ok, Ruehle, got it!
Jordan September 15, 2012 at 07:35 PM
pffttt..Johnny you must believe everything you hear. David wasnt no looser..he graduated high school. And just started college. Moron!!!!
maple September 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I knew the victim he went to my bf school if u want to know more e-mail me at maple_erby@ymail.com
maple September 16, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Nancy why dont u ask his friends david was a great kid and now they took away our friend


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