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Socrates Siqueiros, 21
Long Beach, California
May 24, 2009

Agencies: Long Beach Police Department California

Last updated: 9 months ago

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Police were chasing Siquieros when they claim he turned to them with a gun, and they (police) shot him . (Third officer-involved shooting in Long Beach that week.)

Socrates Siqueiros, a 21-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by Long Beach police officers on Sunday, May 24, at the intersection of 15th Street and Henderson Avenue in Long Beach, according authorities.

Police said Siqueiros had pulled a gun on two officers who were chasing him Sunday afternoon.

The incident began about 4 p.m., when officers in a special gang unit approached two men, who ran off, said Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.

The chase ended, officers said, when Siqueiros turned toward them and brandished a gun. One or both officers opened fire, fatally wounding him, Pratt said. A gun was found at the scene. Neither officer was hurt.