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