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Calif. Officer Wounded, Police Search for Shooter

Calif. Officer Wounded, Police Search for Shooter

Associated Press

January 30, 2011

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Long Beach police anti-gang detective was shot and wounded as he drove in a squad car with another officer, police said Sunday.

Some 60 to 70 officers spread out in the MacArthur Park area early Sunday and were searching for an unknown number of suspects who fled in a car, spokesman Sgt. Rico Fernandez said.

Two officers were driving at about 11 p.m. Saturday near Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue when a gunman opened fire, hitting a detective in the upper body, Fernandez told The Associated Press.

A patrol officer who happened to be nearby heard the shots and saw the suspects, Fernandez said. The officer fired at the suspects as the fled, he said, but it was unclear whether any was hit.

Fernandez said police weren’t certain how many suspects there were, saying the investigation continued.

The detective, who wasn’t further identified, was hospitalized in stable condition, Fernandez said.

The shooting comes less than three months after a Southern California police officer was fatally wounded. Riverside Officer Ryan Bonaminio was shot in an ambush Nov. 7. A suspect has been charged with murder in his death.

Copyright © 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • In_remembrance_of_oakland_pd_max50_max50_max50_max50_max50


    over 3 years ago


    The toads that did this need to be caught sooner than later before they do kill an officer.

  • Angel_kincaid_park_2014_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Godspeed on your recovery Sir, Now go get these POS, Stay Safe out there....

  • 100_1019_max50


    over 3 years ago


    God Speed in your recovery brother!!!! Always remember to vest up Brothers and Sisters!!!! You never know what pos will do, stay safe, and remember Officer Safety at all times!!!!

  • 2011_range_day_2-19-10_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Agree with 184retired and Robocop33. The game has changed. I think we're all recognizing that now and adjusting our mindset and tactics to meet the new challenges.
    Bottom line is this: lots more bad guys with ZERO regard for human life. . . starting with us.
    Stay safe everybody!

  • Photo_user_blank_big


    over 3 years ago

    God speed on a complete recovery and in the arrest of those involved. BIG BUMP to ya Robocop! Those days are long gone my friend.

  • 1979_max50


    over 3 years ago


    184retired is so right. It has changed. The regular tough guy would fight you and fight you hard but when you whipped him and did so without being cruel and bested him, they would come quietly and even help you out if you were in a fight later on. The respected you. Yeah it was damn dangerous because we had the hardcore criminal but not the mindless disregard for life like so many have today. Maybe it is because of the video games and TV that make killing so sanitary, I don't know. I just know that it has to stop and we need the help and cooperation of those we serve and protect to do our job properly. Until then, watch your a$$ and watch out for each other as well. God Bless guys.

  • Police_link_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Find them !

  • 100_7432_max50


    over 3 years ago


    dhuitt - SPOT ON BROTHER..... God's speed for a quick recovery.... and may the gates of Hell be awaiting the POS that dared fire upon the protectors of society...

  • Untitledma28839986-0002_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Prayers for a full and speedy recovery brother. Get the POS and fast.

  • Images_5__max50


    over 3 years ago


    Get well soon brother! Sound the trumpets and release the hounds Long Beach, for the hunt is on!!!!!!! What some of these gang bangers don't realize, is that LE is a much more power gang of brothers & sisters.

  • Ba_old_glory_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Quick recovery sir.

  • Team_opca_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Speedy recovery brother. Glad to hear you will make it.

    HUGE bump Robocop!!! Hunt them down like the animals they are. There is no place in a civilized society for people who intentionally go out of their way to harm the innocent and those who protect them.

  • Photo_user_banned_big


    over 3 years ago


    Just hunt this scum with a warrior mindset: TAKE NO CHANCES... AT ALL!
    Get well soon brother, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

  • Eagle_and_flag_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Officer!!!! Hope they find this POS and bring him to Justice!!!

    Bump, Robocop, this is definately getting to be a war zone!!!!

  • Draped_badge_max50


    over 3 years ago


    Unfortunate;ly I think its gonna get worse before it ends. Police work is nothing like our time...Be careful out there...Death penalty for attempted murder also...

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