• Matt Esnayra

LBPD: No one hurt after police shoot at man armed with rifle in North LB

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Authorities say no one was injured after officers shot at a man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with them, launching a short standoff Wednesday night in North Long Beach.

Details: Shortly after 11 p.m., officers were sent to the 100 block of West 52nd Street, where they encountered a man who said an adult male brandished a gun at him during a heated exchange, according to the LBPD.

  • The arriving officers observed the alleged suspect leaving a house with a rifle and said the suspect fired two shots.

  • After police fired back at the suspect, the suspect then re-entered the house and barricaded himself with other people.

  • The SWAT team responded to the scene, and officers evacuated nearby residents.

  • After nearly two hours, the suspect exited the house wearing body armor and was taken into custody.

The investigation: Police say the suspect, the victim, and the person who called 9-1-1, are all neighbors living within the same residential complex and were involved in an altercation when the suspect pulled a rifle at the victim.

  • Police recovered a "loaded rifle" inside the house, and officers were seen Thursday morning at the scene with police tape still up.

  • Jaime Lopez-Pinzon Jr., a 26-year-old Long Beach resident, was identified as the suspect and detained on the spot.

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