Armed Robbery Probe Turns Into Officer-Involved Shooting in Long Beach

An officer-involved shooting occurred in Long Beach Thursday as police investigated an armed robbery, but there were no immediate reports of anyone being struck and no officers were injured, authorities said.

All three robbery suspects were taken into custody, according to Marlene Arrona of the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers responded just before 4 p.m. to the 400 block of Cowles Street to investigate an armed robbery that had just occurred, Arrona said.

"Responding officers encountered the potential suspects and an officer involved shooting occurred," she said.

Two uninjured suspects were taken into custody and a third later was located as well, Arrona said. She did not say if the third suspect had been struck by gunfire.

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