Long Beach Cops Involved In Four Deaths In Past Week, More Than 20 This Year

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At about 7 p.m. Sunday night, Long Beach police officers noticed a stolen car at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia Ave. Officers tried to stop the car, but the driver roared away, leading the cops on a high speed chase that ended when he crashed the vehicle on the 103 Freeway, which dead ends in Terminal Island.

The driver perished at the scene and his passenger, who tried to flee, was quickly arrested. The incident marked the fourth time in a week that Long Beach police were involved in a fatality in one week, bringing the total number of officer-involved deaths in the city to more than 20 so far this year.

The last death happened just last Tuesday, in the early hours of Nov. 19, when police pulled over Tyler Damon Woods at the intersection of Third Street and Walnut Ave. He immediately took off running, and while some officers chased after him, others interviewed the passengers and determined that the driver was wanted in connection with an alleged carjacking.

The suspect was later spotted jumping from roof to roof along Fourth Street. Police cornered him, and although he began to cooperate with their orders to surrender, he apparently began to turn towards the officers, who fatally shot the unarmed 19-year-old man. That shooting marked the Long Beach Police Department's 20th of the year, the highest number of officer-involved shootings since 2008.

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13 comments
Ric Hamilton
Ric Hamilton

Yea! If you dont wana get shot dont fuckup.

Rande Linville
Rande Linville

I dated a bitch that lived in LB & that city is Fucked Up!! If I was a cop there, I'd shoot everything that looked like a threat!!

Al Luna
Al Luna

It's awful when our hard earned tax dollars allow local city PD's to become so corrupt. They are public servants!!! I also stay away from South Pasadena PD, they're just as bad, if not worse!!!

paullucas714
paullucas714 topcommenter

WTF is going on in Long Beach!!??

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Disgraceful Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell has still not answered for his white female shitface of a police officer who U-turned in front of my wife on our anniversary celebration day last year near atlantic and wardlow.Or for the clown show near my cousins home when I arrived to stay with her and her husband for two weeks.

Jim McDonnell is one of a long list of Southern California police leaders who think it's funny to cover up the criminal acts of his attempted murdering brethren.

Rj St Thomas
Rj St Thomas

Long beach PD are some of the most corrupt sons of bitches around!

Dorian Jones
Dorian Jones

No worries... I never carry a garden hose nozzle with me anywhere!

Eric Ridenour
Eric Ridenour

Couple that with the beatings and dog killings....

Brittany Woolsey
Brittany Woolsey

Actually, in the first incident you talk about, the passenger died and the driver was arrested.

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