A 17-year-old Long Beach boy sustained minor injuries and is under arrest after an early morning shooting involving police, authorities said.
Police were called to a home in the 6800 block of Beechley Avenue around 5 a.m. after reports that a gun had been fired during a family disturbance.
An officer arrived and saw several people in front of the residence. As the officer made contact with the group, one person pulled out a firearm. The officer responded and a shooting occurred, said Long Beach Police Department spokesman Aaron Eaton.
A firearm was recovered at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was involved in a confrontation with several people at the residence, according to witnesses.
During the confrontation, and before police arrived, the suspect fired off several rounds from a handgun, Eaton said.
A nearby resident called the police.
After the officer-involved shooting, the suspect was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for a minor wound and was released into police custody.
He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon against one of the residents and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a police officer, Eaton said.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.