Police shoot armed suspect near Long Beach City College

Long Beach police shoot armed man near college campus

Police said they shot an armed man Thursday night near Long Beach City College's Pacific Coast Campus.

The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. after officers saw two men arguing. When police approached, one of the men ran with a backpack and a gun, Long Beach Chief Jim McDonnell told reporters.

The unidentified man eventually stopped running and opened fire.

"The suspect was outside in a position waiting for the officer, a shot was fired," McDonnell said.

The officer returned fire and wounded the gunman, who was taken to a hospital.

Police said the man would be arrested after he was released from the hospital. Police did not release details on the extent of man's injuries. 

The Pacific Coast Campus is located near the Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue. 

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