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Man allegedly armed with pellet gunshot, wounded by police in Long Beach

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A 40-year-old Palmdale man allegedly armed with a pellet gun was shot and wounded Friday by Long Beach police.

The shooting occurred about 8:20 a.m. near Los Coyotes Diagonal and Woodruff Avenue, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

Officers went to the neighborhood on a report that a person was waving a knife. When they arrived, they saw a man in a parked vehicle holding a gun.

Officers ordered the man to lower the gun and made several attempts to de-escalate the situation, but he threatened to harm himself and allegedly pointed the gun at the officers, which led one of them to fire at him, according to police.

The man was struck in his upper body and taken to a hospital, where he was expected to survive. His name was not immediately available for release.

No officers were injured in the shooting.

The gun was retrieved at the scene and determined by investigators to be an airsoft replica of a real firearm, according to the LBPD.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing and anyone with information was asked to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Michael Hutchison at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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