LBPD Provides Narrative With Add'l Information Re
(May 4, 2009) -- LBPD today (May 4) provided additional information on events of May 3, 2009...in which James Neal Tuggle allegedly opened fire on LB police officers at one location, fled while armed to a second location and allegedly shot at an arriving/assisting police unit before he was fatally shot by an LBPD officer.
[Text via LBPD PIO/Sgt. Dina Zapalski] Officers arrived at 2:30 a.m. at the 1100 block of Chestnut Avenue regarding a dispute between a man and a woman. They contacted a female at the location. Officers observed that the front window was broken out and asked her about it. The female refused to speak to the officers so they then left the location.
LBReport.com provides below the following photos (previously published by us) for illustrative purposes. The photos show crime scene areas as viewed on May 3 from approximately 12:15-12:30 p.m. The final photo in the series (from Anaheim St. looking southward on Cedar Ave.) was taken at approximately 10:00 a.m.
The first photo shows the 1100 block of Chestnut Ave., looking southward. The high rise in the distance is LB City Hall about a mile due south.
The three views below are from the westside of the 1100 block of Chestnut Ave., looking toward the residence location. A handgun is visible in the street behind the south-facing police unit.
The photo below is from the west side of Chestnut Ave., looking east directly at the location.
The four photos below show the 12th St. location including the alley and wall described in LBPD's narrative...as well an LBPD unit with a bullet hole in the windshield and another in the car frame.
The photo below, taken at roughly 10:00 a.m., is the view looking southward on Cedar Ave. from Anaheim St. The deceased was behind the tarpoulin.
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