Long Beach police shoot man suspected of sticking up a grocery store
A Bellflower man was wounded after being shot by Long Beach police, who claim he robbed a grocery store in Signal Hill.
The incident occurred Sunday night, at about 10:43 p.m when Signal Hill police received an emergency call concerning a stickup at a grocery store located on the 1600 block of East Willow Street. As police arrived at the scene, people were "pointing at a vehicle that was driving out of the grocery store parking lot."
SHPD began pursuit of the suspect after police attempted to contact the driver.
Long Beach police became involved after LBPD officers came upon a two-car crash with one of the vehicles matching the suspect's vehicle description.
LBPD claims the suspect fled from the crash, and as officers approached him, they "noticed a firearm in the suspect's front right pant pocket," during the attempted arrest, an officer shot the suspect.
It's unknown if the suspect fired his weapon, he was taken to the hospital, and police say a loaded firearm was recovered at the scene.
The suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Bellflower resident Leonides Enriquez.
Enriquez was charged for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Police say he is currently under medical care at a local hospital while being held on $35,000 bail.
Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office later this week for filing consideration.