One Shot, Killed After Robbery at Long Beach Rite-Aid

SWAT members and a canine unit were called to the residential Long Beach neighborhood to search for a third suspect

Police shot and killed one robbery suspect early Wednesday after a holdup at a drug store that led to a brief vehicle pursuit in Long Beach.

Another suspect was shot and hospitalized, and authorities were searching for a third person in connection with the robbery.

At about 1 a.m., police responded to a report of three armed robbers in a Rite-Aid store at San Antonio and Atlantic. After leaving the store, the men also robbed a customer in the parking lot, according to police.

During the ensuing pursuit, several rounds were fired at officers from the suspects' vehicle, police said. Two of the three suspects were armed, according to investigators.

Police exchanged gunfire with the suspects at the end of the pursuit, and one of the suspects was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are searching near the store in the 4400 block of Atlantic Avenue for the third suspect.

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