LBPD Releases Video from April Police Shooting Near Acura Grand Prix

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - Long Beach police Tuesday released "critical incident video" in connection with an April shooting by police near the site of the Acura Grand Prix that left a man wounded.

The shooting occurred about 4:45 p.m. April 16 near Ocean Boulevard and Elm Avenue, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

"Critical Incident Videos support the disclosure of certain documents and evidence by providing the public with an additional preliminary review of a critical incident," the LBPD said in a statement.

"As with all officer involved shootings, this incident is currently undergoing a thorough multi-level review process by the Police Department, as well as a separate independent investigation by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office," the LBPD said.

On the day of the shooting, police received a report of gunshots near Third Street and Elm Avenue, the LBPD reported.

"As officers were responding to reports of a shooting at 3rd Street and Elm Avenue, Police Dispatch aired a description of the suspect," the LBPD reported.

"An officer on patrol near Ocean Boulevard and Elm Avenue heard shots and located a male matching the suspect description. The officer attempted to contact the suspect at which point an officer-involved shooting occurred," police said. "The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect fired shots at the officer."

The suspect suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his upper body and was taken to a hospital, police said. Police recovered a firearm allegedly possessed by the suspect, authorities said. No officers were injured.

"The officer was equipped with a body-worn camera," police said. "However, the (camera) was not activated until after the officer-involved shooting occurred."

Police say two other shootings earlier that day were believed to have involved the same suspect.

They were: a shooting at 1:02 p.m. in the 600 block of Ocean boulevard in which no one was hit; and a shooting at 2:58 p.m. in the 700 block of Atlantic Avenue in which a man suffered a non-life-threatening injury, police said.

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