Updated at 11:30 p.m. with alleged crime by wounded suspect.
Updated 10 p.m. with suspect allegedly drawing a gun and now in surgery.
A suspect being sought by Long Beach police detectives for suspicion of burglary was shot and wounded after pulling a gun on them, and was in surgery Monday night, officers said.
The shooting occurred just before 6 p.m. in an alley between Fourth and Florida streets near Cherry Avenue, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department.
Eaton said the suspect was being chased in relation to a burglary, and drew a handgun at pursuing detectives. It was not immediately stated whether the suspect fired the gun or pointed it at detectives. No officers were wounded, Eaton said.
In addition to being wanted on suspicion of burglary, the suspect was being investigated for an unspecified weapon violation, Eaton said.The suspect was undergoing surgery Monday night and his condition not immediately disclosed by police.
Southbound Cherry Avenue was closed from 4th Street south during the investigation Monday night, Eaton said.