What we know so far:
At roughly 2:00p.m, LBPD officers responded to reports of gunfire at MLK park. When the officers arrived, they engaged a man on a bicycle, who they suspected was involved with the reported shooting.
LBPD spokesperson said the suspect ran away from the officers and a foot chase transpired. During the foot pursuit the suspect, allegedly, fired a gun at the officers and the officer(s) fired back, ending in an officer-involved shooting.
The suspect suffered a gunshot wound to his upper torso; his medical condition is unknown at this hour.
During the investigation, a firearm was discovered in the area of the shooting.
No victims from the initial shooting incident have been located at this time
An L.B.P.D investigation into a known gang member and convicted felon led to an illegal weapons bust.
On Friday, March 13th, 2020, LB P.D's Gang detectives and Directed Enforcement Team conducted a search warrant of the suspect’s home where they discovered assault rifles, magazines loaded with ammunition and protective gear, police say.
L.B.P.D obtained information through what they call a "proactive police investigations" that a well-known gang member was in possession of numerous firearms.
LBPD says detectives recovered an AK-47 “Draco” Pistol loaded with a high capacity 30-round magazine, an AR-15 “ghost” Assault Rifle with three high capacity 30-round magazines containing .223 ammunition, a loaded .380 semi-automatic handgun, a 100-round drum containing AK-47/7.62 ammunition, and body armor capable of stopping a high powered rifle.
George Hernandez, age 31, a resident of Long Beach was arrested and charged with;
Ex-Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
Possession of an Assault Rifle.
Ex-Felon in Possession of Ammunition.
Hernandez's bail was set at $35,000
Long Beach City officials have issued alterations to its "Safer at Home" orders in an effort to slow the spread of the infectious coronavirus.
The new changes to the “Safer at Home” order focuses more on social distancing in the workplace for employees at essential businesses, by saying employers “must make every effort” to allow telecommuting, video or phone meetings, stagger schedules and separate employees by six feet, including:
Limiting interactions of any sort.
Limit or eliminate; employees from carpooling, the need for employees to physically work in teams of two or more, and maintain social distancing.
Beauty supply stores are no longer deemed "essential" and must close.
The City can now issue citations against businesses in violation of the “Safer at Home” order.
The Water Department could shut off water service to non-essential businesses that violate the order.
Mortuaries are Prohibited to Perform Funerals:
Funeral homes are restricted to the removal, care, preparation, and burial of deceased persons or animals, but memorial services are not permitted.
Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensaries can Offer Curbside Pickups:
Customers have to pay in advance of the curbside pickup.
Patients must show their state-issued I.D and the patient’s medical identification card prior to the curbside pickup.