LONG BEACH — A felony suspect was wounded Monday night after being shot by undercover police detectives in an alley near Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue, a witness and police said.
The man, whose identity wasn't yet released, was shot in the alley behind 1950 E. Fourth Street.
He is in surgery at a local hospital and his condition is not known, said Sgt. Aaron Eaton, a spokesman with the Long Beach Police Department.
"Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department were in the area of Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue searching for a suspect wanted for burglary and a weapons violation when they encountered the suspect," Eaton said. "The suspect displayed a handgun and was shot. A weapon was recovered from the scene."
Geno Rossinni, a witness who saw the shooting from his apartment overlooking the alley, said undercover officers in unmarked SUVs confronted the suspect in his vehicle. Rossini said the suspect exited his vehicle and the undercover officers yelled at him to stop before they shot him.
Eaton wouldn't comment on Rossinni's description of the events preceding the shooting.
"Investigators are at the scene trying to piece everything together," he said.
Eaton said he couldn't provide further details about the incident.
Rossinni also said he saw a woman with the suspect in his vehicle, but Eaton said he couldn't confirm that information either.