I was checking the headlines today, and I came across a story about a man being killed in Belmont Shore by a police officer after an altercation with the man who allegedly had a gun. Authorities have not released the name of the man who died at the scene.
Here what the Press Telegram reported on the incident:
"Police shot and killed a man Sunday night in an altercation near apartments in Belmont Shore, authorities said.
Police were called at 4:40 p.m. to investigate a man with a gun in the 5300 block of Ocean Boulevard near Glendora Avenue, said Long Beach Sgt. Dina Zapalski.
Zapalski said police witnessed a man holding a gun and an officer-involved shooting occurred. The suspect, whose identity was not released, died at the scene. Authorities on Sunday night did not release further details on the shooting pending the ongoing investigation. No officers were injured.
Standing near the crime scene, witness Val Scott said her daughter's husband was the one who called police.
"My daughter and I were out shopping and her husband was at home watching TV when the dog suddenly got spooked by something outside," Scott said.
The husband opened his sliding glass door and saw a man sitting on a porch of a nearby rear apartment."
Were you near the scene of the shooting? Do you have any inside information? It sucks to see this happening, and I don't think I can have an informed opinion...yet without knowing the complete details. What do you think about this whole situation? Let it be known in the comment section below. Also, you can read the article in here by click here: Man dies in BelmontShore officer-involved shooting.
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