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Lionel Gibson, 21
Long Beach, California
May 07, 2016

Agencies: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department California LASD | Long Beach Police Department California

Last updated: 9 months ago

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Police received a call around 4:46 p.m. reporting a man with “an Uzi-style gun” speaking to three individuals inside a vehicle near 21st Street and Locust Avenue, Zabel said. Officers arrived within minutes and the shooting happened shortly after.

“After the officer-involved shooting occurred, the officers rendered aid to the suspect who was hit, however, unfortunately that suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene,” she said.

Police also located the three individuals who were inside the vehicle the caller described, Zabel said. All three were detained. None were injured. Investigators are looking into what the men in the car and the man who was shot were doing in the area.

An airsoft rifle was also recovered near the man who was shot, according to Zabel.