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Long Beach police shoot and critically wound murder suspect in Wilmington

A murder suspect was critically wounded Friday after he was shot by Long Beach police detectives in Wilmington, authorities said.

The suspect, whose name was not released, was the subject of a police investigation in connection with a Sept. 5 shooting death, according to Sgt. Brad Johnson of the Long Beach Police Department.

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Police detectives were looking for the suspect, whom they considered "armed and dangerous," at 11:20 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Marine Avenue, when they encountered the man in a vehicle, Johnson said.

The man tried to flee in the vehicle and crashed into a detective's car. Two detectives immediately fired at the man and wounded him. A loaded firearm was recovered at the scene, Johnson said.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the sergeant said.

The slaying victim, Armando Amaya, 21, was found lying with several gunshot wounds in the 300 block of Hanjin Road in Long Beach last month, according to The Times Homicide Report.

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UPDATES:

8:55 p.m.: This article was updated with details about the police shooting.

This article was originally published at 2:25 p.m.

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