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Donte Lamont Jordan, 39

Donte Lamont Jordan, a 39-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Long Beach police Sunday, Nov. 10, in the 500 block of West Anaheim Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. 

Officers were called to a gas station about 6 p.m. for a report of a man firing a weapon, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.

At the gas station, Jordan allegedly fired multiple rounds at the driver of a dark-colored vehicle. The driver fled, according to the release.

When officers arrived they saw Jordan walking along the sidewalk of West Anaheim Street near Chestnut Avenue. He matched the description that callers provided, the department said. 

According to the release, when officers “made contact” with Jordan, an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Police recovered a handgun at the scene.  He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:14 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Officers later located the person who Jordan was allegedly shooting at. The man said he did not know Jordan and did not know why his vehicle was shot at, according to the release.

Anyone with information can call Dets. Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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