Man Wanted in a Series of Armed Robberies Is Shot and Killed at Long Beach 7-Eleven

Officers were conducting surveillance when they saw the armed suspect enter the store

A man wanted for a series of armed robberies in Long Beach was fatally shot  when he encountered officers early Friday at a 7-Eleven.

Detectives were conducting a surveillance operation when they noticed a vehicle believed to have been used in robberies in the city earlier this week. One of the occupants got out and walked into the 7-Eleven store in the 5100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police opened fire during the robbery. The robbery suspect died at the scene. 

A second person was taken into custody, police said.

No injuries were reported to any officers or anyone inside the business.

An investigation into the shooting prompted the closures of Pacific Coast Highway between Anaheim Street and Granada Avenue and Clark Avenue between Anaheim and Atherton streets until further notice, police said.

The other robberies were reported Sept. 15, 16 and 17 in the Long Beach area. 

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