A stabbing suspect shot at by at least one Long Beach police officer on Wednesday, Nov. 8, died at a hospital, authorities said, but it was unclear what injuries caused his death.
Eriberto Penaloza, 38, was suspected of stabbing his mother in a North Long Beach home Wednesday morning, police said. Officers responded just before 9 a.m. to the 300 block of 69th Way after receiving a call about a stabbing and the victim hiding in a room with an uninjured relative.
When officers arrived, Penaloza allegedly still had the knife in his hand and, after being ordered to drop the weapon, raised it and advanced toward an officer, prompting at least one officer to fire in response, police said.
Paramedics took Penaloza to a hospital, and he was later found to have stab wounds to his upper body, police said. It was unclear whether the stab wounds were self-inflicted.
It was also unclear whether Penaloza was struck by police gunfire.
Both the Long Beach Police Department and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office were conducting separate investigations.
Penaloza’s mother was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said.
A photo provided by Long Beach police shows a large Cuisinart kitchen knife with blood on both the blade and the handle.
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