Armed Robbery Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Long Beach

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Armed Robbery Suspect Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting in Long Beach

by Contributing Editor

An 18-year-old armed man wanted for a series of robberies in Long Beach was killed in an officer-involved shooting at a 7-Eleven, police said Friday.

Detectives were conducting surveillance of a Nissan Altima believed to have been used in several robberies earlier this week when they saw Jordan Michael Griffin of Long Beach get out of the car and walk into the convenience store in the 5100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

“Detectives proceeded to enter the business and directed the suspect to drop his firearm multiples times,” according to a police statement. “The suspect failed to comply, and an officer-involved shooting occurred.”

Griffin was holding a BB gun that simulated a firearm, Long Beach police reported Friday night.

Life-saving measures were performed on Griffin until Long Beach Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

Devontae Moore, 22, of Long Beach — who police say was inside the parked Nissan — was then arrested and booked on suspicion of robbery. Moore was held on $350,000 bail.

No injuries were reported to any officers or anyone inside the business.

Authorities closed Pacific Coast Highway between Anaheim Street and Granada and Clark avenues between Anaheim and Atherton streets while an investigation was conducted.

“The Altima is believed to have been involved in multiple armed robberies and one attempted robbery in the city of Long Beach and additional armed robberies outside of the city within the last week,” police said.

The crimes in Long Beach occurred at the following times and locations:

— on Sunday, there were four crimes committed in about 25 minutes — about 9:55 p.m. in the 3300 block of Orange Avenue, about 10 p.m. in the 3400 block of Long Beach Boulevard, about 10:10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Long Beach Boulevard, and about 10:20 p.m. in the 5000 block of Long Beach Boulevard;

— on Monday about 11 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bellflower Boulevard; and

— on Tuesday about 10 p.m. in the 200 block of West Willow Avenue.

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