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Police Shoot Suspect on Long Beach City College Satellite Campus

The suspect is a 26-year-old man who attends the college and just finished taking an exam when the shooting took place.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

Originally posted at 8:32 p.m. June 19, 2014. Edited with new details.

student who allegedly fired a gun at police while being chased on a satellite campus of Long Beach City College was wounded in an officer-involved shooting today.

No officers were injured in the shooting, which happened around 5:30 p.m. on the college's Pacific Coast Campus at Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue, about five miles from LBCC's main campus, according to Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department.

The suspect is a 26-year-old man who attends the college and just finished taking an exam when the shooting took place, witnesses told the Press- Telegram.

His mother and pastor, who came to the shooting scene, told the newspaper the wounded man's name is Travis Brown.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and is in police custody, Arrona said

Arrona said she had no immediate information about the suspect's condition or name.

Classes were taking place as scheduled at the college tonight, according to a message on the college's website.

An officer gave chase to the suspect, who had fled as officers approached a group engaged in an argument, Arrona said.

ABC7 reported that an officer pursued the suspect through an auto mechanics class. The report said the suspect was waiting for the officer as he exited the class, fired at him and missed.

The report said the officer returned fire and shot the suspect.

A handgun was found at the scene, Arrona said.

--City News Service


The Beast ! June 24, 2014 at 09:22 PM
GOOD JOB LBPD

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