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Marcella Byrd , 57
Long Beach, California
January 19, 2002

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

Last updated: 9 months ago

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An African-American woman was reported to have stolen a cart of groceries and then left the store brandishing a knife. Upon reaching the woman who "appeared disturbed", officers struck the suspect twice with bean bag rounds which failed to stop her. The woman "stepped towards officers and raised her arm and the knife in an upward motion." Officers fired at the suspect who died at the hospital.

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