Crime & Justice

Man in critical condition after being shot by Long Beach police officer

A Long Beach police officer shot a man in the city's Naples area Thursday night after the man, carrying a knife, advanced on the officer, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, police said.

The shooting occurred after police responded at about 9:30 p.m. to a report of a man who appeared to be intoxicated attempting to enter a building. When an officer arrived on the scene the man attempted to cut his own throat with a knife, police said.

The officer attempted to negotiate with the man, who then advanced on the officer, still carrying the knife, which led to the officer shooting him, police said. 

Long Beach police asked that anyone with information or video related to the shooting call homicide detectives at 562-570-7244.