Man shot and killed by police
A 19-year-old unarmed man was fatally wounded by Long Beach police after they believed he was pointing a gun, officials said Friday.
Hector Morejon of Long Beach was shot an unknown number of times Thursday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.
According to Long Beach police, officers received a report that people were trespassing and vandalizing a vacant apartment in the 1100 block of Hoffman Avenue.
An officer peered into the apartment and saw a man. The man bent his knees and extended his arm “as if pointing an object which the officer perceived was a gun,” police said. The officer fired.
No weapons were found at the scene.
Officers said the apartment was spray-painted with gang-related graffiti.
An investigation into the shooting is underway.