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Long Beach Cops Shoot, Kill Car Theft Suspect

LONG BEACH (KTLA) — An investigation is underway in Long Beach after police shot and killed a car theft suspect they say shot at them at the end of a pursuit.

lb-ois-picIt all began around 1 a.m., with a CHP pursuit on the southbound 405 Freeway of a BMW that had been stolen in a residential burglary in Redondo Beach.

The suspect exited the freeway at Studebaker, and officers lost the vehicle, according to Marlene Arrona, of the Long Beach Police Department.

Long Beach police then located the vehicle and the chase began again, Arrona said.

The pursuit came to an end when the driver crashed into a vacant residential home in the 6400 block of Keynote Street.

“The suspect pointed a handgun at the officers, shot at the officers, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Arrona said.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified.

No officers were hurt in the incident. Keynote was expected to be closed for several hours in the area to accommodate the investigation.