LONG BEACH, Calif. — Police in Southern California say an officer shot and wounded a man who pointed a gun at him during a traffic stop.
Long Beach officials say the officer opened fire Tuesday after pulling a car over and seeing someone inside armed with a handgun.
The 21-year-old suspect was struck at least once and hospitalized in stable condition.
Three other people inside the car were unhurt and detained.
Police say a gun was recovered.
Authorities say the suspect who was shot had a felony warrant for his arrest.
The shooting is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.