Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed In Long Beach ~ VIDEO

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Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed In Long Beach
Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed In Long Beach
Bob Irwin
Bob Irwin

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- KABC-TV 7 reports in Long Beach, California 1-02-2016, Long Beach police were called to a report of a shooting in the 200 block of Artesia Boulevard at 5:16 a.m. Monday.

They found a man who had been shot several times in the body. The Long Beach Fire Department brought the man to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Investigators spoke to the resident at the scene and determined that he had shot a burglary suspect. He had called police after the shooting and remained at the scene. After hours of questioning at the police station, the resident was released from custody.

Neighbors reported hearing six or seven shots and described the apparent burglar as a homeless man who had been seen skateboarding in the area.

Police are continuing to investigate. The ages of the homeowner and suspect have not been released.


The resident was renovating the home and hence appeared to be unoccupied.

Even in California (sometimes) if you need to shoot in self-defense and don’t muck it up by running or lying to the responding Officers, it works out just fine.

Be wary of giving too much information without having your attorney present. Stick to who you are and who he is if known.

Never try to explain your motives as to why you fired. That’s your attorneys’ job.

Bob Irwin, The Gun Store, Las Vegas

About Bob Irwin

The writer is the owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas and has a gun talk radio show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” Firedup is now on KSHP 1400 am radio from 5 to 6 pm on Thursdays and at the same time also on YouTube “Fired Up with Bob Irwin.

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I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?


BillyBob Texas

Re: David, above: I’d change the title to: “If you shoot AT someone……” as you may still be cuffed and tagged for merely firing a shot in some places…maybe even for ‘brandishing’ your weapon….Be careful out there….

In training as a Federal LEO years ago we were told that if you ended up with a microphone and a camera in your face and couldn’t get rid of it….just start saying the “F” word over and over and over, again, and NOTHING else. The cameras and the mic’s will be turned off. 🙂

Peter Giangaspro

By the “F” word you mean “Freedom!”, right?

David Blakeman

If you shoot someone, remember these four things. 1. When the police come. Stand still. DO NOT HAVE YOUR GUN IN YOUR HAND or within reach. 2. Give your name. And say “I was in fear for my life. I want a Lawyer.” 3. DO NOT! DO NOT! Talk with the police without a lawyer with you. Not one word. Just give your name & say. “I was in fear for my life. I want a lawyer.” Keep in mind. The police come after the fact. Someone has been shot, someone has to go to jail. They are going to… Read more »

BillyBob Texas

Yep, when ‘talking to the cops’….just STFU……You WILL be sorry if you don’t.


Wow, someone was allowed to be armed in the PDRC. I find that more stunning that a criminal getting killed committing his crime.


Long Beach is in LA County, where they’ve only ever issued a few hundred Mother May I Cards. My strong guess is that, since we know the dwelling was being renovated, the OWNER is not a resident of LA County. Orange COunty comes very close (within less than five miles) to Long Beach. I’ll bet he is a resident of Orange COunty, Their sheriff a female no less, decided, when the first slap in the face to San Diego County in the Peruta case came down, that she’d aviod the hassle and change her tune to SHALL ISSUE. Almost immediately… Read more »