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Man Shot by Officer During Foot Chase, Police Say

Incident occurred at about 12:45 a.m. Sunday near Long Beach Boulevard and Seventh Street.

A 25-year-old man was shot and wounded by a police officer during a foot chase early Sunday morning near Long Beach Boulevard and Seventh Street, police said.

Rashad Minor of Long Beach was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery and was listed in stable condition, police said.

The shooting occurred after officers responded at about 12:13 a.m. to a call of unknown trouble near Pine Avenue and Eighth Street, which they learned upon arrival was actually a domestic violence incident, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department.

In their preliminary investigation the officers learned that a male suspect had fled the area before they arrived, and they provided other officers in the area with a description of the man and his vehicle, the statement said.

At about 12:45 a.m., officers in a patrol car located the suspect's vehicle at Long Beach Boulevard and Sixth Street, and as they drove up to the vehicle two men exited and started running in opposite directions, according to the statement.

As an officer was chasing one of the men on foot through a parking lot near Long Beach Boulevard and Seventh Street, the man pulled out a handgun and he was shot by the officer, police said.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

Minor is in policy custody at the hospital. He is being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, police said.  

The other suspect was taken into custody by pursuing officers near the scene of the original call at Pine Avenue and Eighth Street, and officers determined that he was the domestic violence suspect they had been seeking, police said.

The police statement said the man's name was not being released.

"The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer involved shootings that occur in Los Angeles County that result in injury or death," the police statement said.

Long Beach police asked anyone with information regarding this incident to contact homicide detectives Roger Zottneck or Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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