Police Kill Shooting Suspect At A Long Beach Popeye’s
After reportedly opening fire outside a Popeye’s in Long Beach, a 22-year-old man is dead after being shot by an officer and then struck by a police car.
A man and woman were injured by gunfire prior to police arriving on the scene. Both were taken to a hospital, where the man is in critical condition and the woman is in stable condition, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Officers believe the 22-year-old man, whose identity hasn’t been released, is responsible for those injuries.
Police were called to the scene at about 9:20 p.m. on Thursday. In a statement, LBPD said that an officer opened fire on the suspect when they saw him at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Market Street.
According to the statement, the suspect then fired at the police car, at which point the officer behind the wheel deliberately hit the suspect with the car.
The incident began with an altercation at the Popeye’s, according to KPCC/LAist media partner NBC4.