LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police have fatally wounded a man they say reached for something in his waistband as they were investigating complaints of drug activity in a Long Beach neighborhood.
Police spokesman Aaron Eaton tells the Long Beach Press Telegram (http://bit.ly/15xHJdS ) the shooting happened shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.
He says officers found a silver bat in the man's waistband.
No officers or bystanders were hurt.
It was the third officer-involved shooting by Long Beach police this week.
On Wednesday a man was fatally wounded during a running gun battle with officers.
On Saturday a police officer responding to an emergency call wounded a man who was subsequently arrested for investigation of attempted murder, assault on an officer and other crimes.