A 31-year-old man randomly attacked five people about noon on Tuesday, May 30, in the Belmont Shore area, leaving four with minor injuries from kicks and punches and sending one to the hospital with stab wounds from a screwdriver, authorities said, before a police officer shot him as he tried to get into a home.
The stabbing victim and the suspect were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
The suspect began by kicking and punching a man and a woman in the 200 block of Park Avenue, a residential street near the popular commercial district along Second Street, before moving to the playground at nearby Livingston Park, where he assaulted a man who dropped a two-year-old baby from his hands, police said.
He walked to the corner of Park and Second and stabbed the man, with police then chasing him — the suspect then tried to get into a home near Second and Quincy before getting shot once, authorities said.
“This was random, and it did happen in a short period of time,” said Cmdr. Michael Pennino of Long Beach police.
The suspect, whose name police had not released yet, likely faces attempted murder and several counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the commander said.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
Source: Orange County Register