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Shot LAPD Officer in Long Beach May Have Been Drunk
On Wednesday after midnight an off-duty LAPD officer was shot by Long Beach Police after calls came in that a man was wandering down a street with a gun. Sources within the department told the Press-Telegram that friends of shot officer told LBPD he had been drinking heavily before he wandered off. The paper also says unamed officers described the gun as either a "large shotgun or a pellet gun with a light on the end of it." They also said that the shooting happened within a matter of seconds of the officer's arrival with no explanation of what exactly prompted officers to shoot.