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Ruben Escarrega, 31
Long Beach, California
May 08, 2020

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

Last updated: 3 months ago

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Police fatally shot 31-year-old Ruben Escarrega who was walking around in highway lanes with a knife.

Escarrega was reported to be walking on the northbound 710 Freeway at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. When CHP officers arrived, they saw he was carrying a large knife, authorities said.

The officers tried to get him drop the knife, and used less than lethal force to subdue him, police said. When the man charged the officers “in an aggressive manner with the knife,” the officers opened fire.

The man was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He has not been identified.