LONG BEACH - Long Beach police shot a man who pulled out a gun during a foot chase Sunday morning in the downtown area, police said.

Rashad Minor, 25, of Long Beach had surgery at a local hospital and is listed in stable condition. He will be booked for assault with a deadly weapon against a police officer, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton, a spokesman with the Long Beach Police Department.

In a related incident, police also arrested and booked Amos Lewis, 25, of Long Beach for felony domestic violence and resisting arrest, Eaton said.

Events leading to their arrests began at 12:13 a.m. as Long Beach police officers were investigating the domestic violence incident near Pine Avenue and Eighth Street. Lewis fled before police officers arrived, but about 30 minutes later, his vehicle was spotted parked at Long Beach Boulevard and Sixth Street, Eaton said.

As officers drove up to the vehicle, Lewis and Minor jumped out of the vehicle and ran in opposite directions.

Police said officers were chasing Minor through a parking lot at the southeast corner of Long Beach Boulevard and Seventh Street when he pulled out the gun and was shot. A handgun was recovered at the scene, Eaton said.

Eaton did not provide any other details about the shooting.

Lewis was caught and taken into custody by officers near Pine and Eighth Street. A short time later, officers realized Lewis was the suspect from the original dispatch call, Eaton said.


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The District Attorney's Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles County that result in injury or death.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Long Beach police homicide detectives Roger Zottneck and Malcolm Evans at 562-570-7244.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637) or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.


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