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UPDATEd: Man Allegedly Attacks Deputy with Scissors, Flees in Slow Chase, Is Shot and Killed

The suspect drove an SUV at slow speeds, taking local streets and even stopping for traffic signals, while avoiding spike strips placed in his path.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 9:51 p.m. April 27, 2014. Edited with new details.

A man who allegedly brandished scissors while struggling with security personnel and sheriff's deputies at a Compton Target store was killed in an officer-involved shooting today following a slow-speed chase that ended in Long Beach, authorities said.

The chase began around 2:45 p.m., according to the sheriff's department.

The suspect fled from the store in the 1600 block of South Alameda Street and got into a white SUV, taking local streets at slow speeds and even stopping for traffic signals, while avoiding spike strips placed in his path.

The pursuit ended in the area of Ocean Boulevard and 14th Place, where the suspect refused to comply with deputies' commands to exit the vehicle, according to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.

"Approximately 15 minutes later, the suspect exited the vehicle with a large wooden stick in hand, again refusing to comply with deputies' verbal commands," she said.

Deputies used a less lethal "stunt bag" in an attempt to safely detain the man, but it had no effect and he ran from the scene, Navarro-Suarez said.

"The suspect then encountered Long Beach Police Department officers, who were assisting on the containment, and a LBPD officer-involved shooting occurred," she said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Navarro- Suarez said.

Target security originally tried to detain the man for an unspecific crime he allegedly committed in the store, she said.

--City News Service


Art April 28, 2014 at 03:20 AM
That is not the way it looked according to someone that lived at the housing complex which taped the incident. It looks like the cops effed up again.
lv2bsnwbrdn April 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM
I often wonder why officers don't incapacitate individuals by shooting at the legs or shoulders. Art, where is this video footage?
Mike Ruehle April 29, 2014 at 02:58 AM
Here's the video. ________________________________________________________ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku8QdmeHSx8&feature=youtu.be
Art April 29, 2014 at 05:29 AM
KNBC Channel 4 showed the video again today. And looking at it a second time, I thing these trigger happy cops are in deep doo-doo again. I just don't get it with these idiots.
Sunny April 29, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Long Beach PD are cold blooded killers of an unarmed man. I was in one of the buildings that directly faced the scene that unfolded. LBPD and LACSD had full control over the situation. No civilians were exposed to risk. This is nothing more than a LBPD wanting to unload their weapons. There were dozens of witnesses on both sides with a close view of what happened. The man was in the vehicle for 30+ minutes, enough time for law enforcement to take up the positions they did.

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