An ex-convict who led authorities on a prolonged foot chase was in custody Thursday after being shot at and missed by an officer, Long Beach police said Thursday.
Bellflower resident Cory Boyce, 28, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, prohibited possessor in possession of a firearm and residential burglary.
Boyce was being held without bail as a result of violating the terms and conditions of his Post-Release Community Supervision, police said.
Officers were preparing to conduct a traffic stop at about 3:55 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard when an armed suspect — a passenger in the vehicle — got out holding a handgun and began to run, police said.
The suspect then stopped running, turned and the officer-involved shooting occurred, authorities said.
The suspect continued to flee, escaping by jumping several fences, while the driver of the car also fled the scene, authorities said.
Just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, officers assisting on the call saw a fight on a porch at a home in the 1000 block of East 21st Street and realized a resident was in a fight with Boyce and arrested the suspect, according to police.
Boyce entered the home through a side door and immediately was confronted by the occupants, who were noticed by officers as they struggled to get the suspect off their property, police said.
The suspect’s gun was found by detectives in the area where he was last seen running, police said.
Officers later located the driver and his vehicle in the 400 block of North Willow Avenue in Compton, according to police.
The driver was interviewed by detectives and released, but the vehicle has been impounded, authorities said.
— Wire report