Man shot and killed by po­lice

Los Angeles Times - - THE STATE - — Veron­ica Rocha

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.

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