UPDATE: LBPD Says Woman Shot/Critically Wounded At Palo Verde/Spring By LBUSD-Employed School Safety Officer Is 18, Was In Physical Altercation With 15 Year Old Girl; Detectives Believe They Were Known To Each Other, Motive Under Investigation
PD Says Shooting Occurred When Female Suspect Plus A Male Adult And Male Juvenile Tried To Flee In 4-Door Gray Sedan
(Sept. 28, 2021, 4:45 p.m.) -- In a mid afternoon update today (Sept. 28), LBPD issued a statement indicating that the woman shot by an LBUSD-employed School Safety Officer is 18 years old, was in a physical altercation with a 15 year old girl and detectives believe they were known to each other.
LBPD says the shooting occurred when the female juvenile suspect, plus a male adult and male juvenile (the males' participation level under investigation) tried to flee in a four door gray sedan with the 18 yr old woman (struck by School Safety Officer gunfire) in the right front seat. At last report she remains in critical condition.
LBREPORT.com provides LBPD's update below:
On 09/27/21, at approximately 3:12 p.m., Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to the area of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue regarding a hit shooting. Upon arrival, officers determined a Long Beach Unified School District school safety officer had discharged their firearm, striking a female adult in the upper body.
LBUSD didn't issue any statement until shortly before 6 p.m. when it said "an incident occurred in which School Safety Officer discharged his duty weapon." Nearly fours later, LBUSD said that shortly after 3 p.m. the officer "was conducting safe passage for students leaving Millikan' and said the officer approached a group of individuals to investigate an altercation' during which he discharged his duty weapon."
On Sept. 29, LBPD indicated the male suspect's age is 20, not 18 as it previously indicated.
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