Cop Shot in Wild Long Beach Shootout

A Long Beach police detective and three suspects were wounded Wednesday in a gun battle and chase that began in Compton and ended in Long Beach, authorities said.
The officer-involved shooting stemmed from Long Beach detectives who witnessed a shooting in Compton at 5:10 p.m while working on an unrelated case, Nancy Pratt of the Long Beach Police Department.
The shooting occurred in the 16000 block of Caress Avenue, near Alondra Boulevard, but no one was wounded, Lt. Brian Meeder of the Compton Sheriff's Station said.
Long Beach detectives followed three suspects, who at one point fired at the detectives while they were still in Compton, Pratt said.
A police car was hit, but no people were.
However, when suspects got off the Long Beach (710) Freeway at the Willow Street off-ramp, more gunfire was exchanged.
This time, about 20 minutes after the initial encounter, a Long Beach police detective was hit as were three suspects.
The detective was hospitalized, but it was believed his wounds were not life threatening, Pratt said.
Pratt said she was not sure about the condition of the three suspects, who were also hospitalized.
This was the second shooting involving Long Beach police officers in four days, Pratt said. 

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