A man who was critically injured during an officer involved shooting in Wilmington was wanted on suspicion of homicide, Long Beach Police officials said Friday.
The incident occurred about 11:20 a.m. near 1700 North Marine Avenue, Long Beach Police Sgt. Brad Johnson said.
Police were following up on leads that the suspect was in the area and was armed and dangerous, Johnson said.
Plain-clothed officers in unmarked vehicles encountered the man who was in a vehicle, and as they tried to arrest him the man tried to drive away and he crashed into a detective's vehicle, police said in a news release.
Two officers then shot the man multiple times, officials said.
The man, who was apparently wanted for a homicide that occurred on Sept. 5, was taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance where he remained in critical condition Friday night. He has not been identified.
The officers were wearing body armor that identified them as police and were not injured during the shooting, Johnson said. It is unknown exactly what led to the incident or if gunfire was exchanged, but a gun was recovered at the scene, he said.
“The details of why the officer-involved occurred, I don’t have those exact details right now,” Johnson said.
Several streets in the area are shut down as police investigate the incident.
A man and woman who identified themselves as the brother and sister-in-law of the man who was shot, said the man was heading to a police station to turn himself in for a probation violation when he was struck by a police vehicle and was eventually shot by police.
At the scene, a white sedan remained crashed against a brick wall in the front yard of a nearby home.
The Sept. 5 homicide was reported about 10:05 a.m. in the 300 block of Hanjin Road.
A man was found with a gunshot wound and he was declared dead at the scene. The motive behind the killing was unknown.
KTLA’s Irving Last and Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this story.