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Sinuon Pream, 37

Sinuon Pream, a 37-year-old Asian woman, was shot and killed by Long Beach police officers Sunday. Jan 15, in the 5900 block of East 7th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

About 11:15 a.m., Long Beach police were dispatched to a restaurant where a woman was threatening people with a knife, according to a news release. 

Police officers tried to persuade Pream to surrender, but she refused and began walking toward the nearby Veterans Hospital. Officers then attempted to use a taser on Pream, but the device misfired. 

Pream tried to approach the officers with the knife, and two opened fire, hitting her in the stomach and legs. Long Beach police identified the two officers as Eliser Domingo and Bradley Muhlenkamp, both of whom were hired in April 2016.

Pream was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 2:29 p.m., according to coroner’s records. 

More than a half a dozen people had called police about Pream, authorities said, but no one was injured. 

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is conducting an independent investigation of the shooting, as they do with all officer-involved shootings. Long Beach police are also investigating. 

Anyone with information can call Long Beach police at (562) 570-7244. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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