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Long Beach officer killed 17-year-old boy during standoff, police say

Long Beach police said Monday that a person killed during a confrontation with officers last month was a 17-year-old boy.

On the night of April 26, police were called to a home in the 6800 block of Cerritos Avenue where a man armed with a gun allegedly broke in and demanded items from a teenager and of two adults inside, the Long Beach Police Department said. in a report.

The teenager, found in the courtyard of the residence, is believed to be armed, police said.

“The officers engaged in a verbal de-escalation for more than an hour as they attempted to negotiate the suspect’s surrender,” the statement said.

Close-up of a realistic handgun.

A replica firearm was recovered by Long Beach police at the scene of a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy.

(Long Beach Police Department)

A SWAT team had been called and was “on scene and preparing to deploy” when an officer shot the boy, police said.

The boy was shot once in the upper body. He died at a local hospital.

Officers recovered a replica firearm at the scene, the police statement said.

The teen was from San Bernardino. His name has not been released.

The officers wore body cameras and the police department will make the video available to the public after review, the department said.

On Monday, the police department said detectives learned there was “an accomplice” in the home invasion who fled before officers arrived.

Iskay Mota, 18, of Modesto, was arrested Wednesday and transported to the Long Beach City Jail, where he was booked into a robbery charge and held on $100,000 bail, according to police and inmate records of Los Angeles County.

The shooting is being investigated by the California Department of Justice, which independently investigates all fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians.

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