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Friday, December 31, 2010

Long Beach man suspected of sexual assault killed by police

12-19-2010 California:

The man who was shot and killed Sunday by Long Beach police was suspected of sexually assaulting a family member, police said Sunday.

Police said officers were flagged down about 5 a.m. by a woman in the 2100 block of Pine Avenue, regarding the sexual assault of a female minor by a suspect who is a family member. He was identified only as a 41-year-old male Long Beach resident.

After interviewing the alleged victim, officers decided a crime had been committed and went to the suspect’s residence, said Long Beach Sgt. Dina Zapalski. The suspect allegedly produced a handgun and officers fired. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics.

A handgun was found at the scene. No officers were injured, Zapalski said.

The girl was taken to a hospital and received treatment. No other information on her condition was available.

Long Beach homicide detectives and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office are investigating the shooting. ..Source.. by Carla Rivera

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