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Timestamp8/21/14 17:48
Date Searched31-Dec-11
StateCA - California
CountyLos Angeles County
CityLong Beach
Victim NameSongha Lewis
Victim's Age25
Victim's GenderMale
RaceAsian
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired5
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponHandgun
Summaryhttp://Songha was with 2 other men on the beach approx 11:30 on 12/31/11. Police responded to reports of shots fired. Songhas cousin reportedly had fired several shots into the air to celebrate. As the cops came up, the cousin fell over intoxicated dropping handgun out of his waistband. Songha picked up gun and ran, while 3rd man tried to interfere with pursuit. Officer Vong states that Songha pointed gun at him as he fled so he shot 5 times, hitting suspect at least once. http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/nonpub/B252937.PDF
Source Linkhttp://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/01/long-beach-police-shooting.html
Name of Officer or OfficersHenry Vong
ShootingsYes
Was the Shooting Justified?5
County StateLos Angeles County CA - California
Year2011