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Published on June 18, 2024
Long Beach Police Recover Unserialized "Ghost Gun" After Foot Chase on E Anaheim StreetSource: LBPD

In a recent report released by the Long Beach Police Department, officers successfully recovered an unserialized firearm following a routine traffic stop turned foot chase. On the evening of June 17, an individual was detained in the 1400 block of E Anaheim Street after they attempted to evade police.

According to the LBPD official blotter, the suspect discarded a firearm in an alley before being apprehended by the police. The time of the incident was approximately 6:02 p.m.

During the pursuit, the discarded piece was quickly identified as an unserialized gun, which often points to a possible connection with underground channels of distribution. It is not yet clear why the suspect fled or how they came into possession of a firearm, as per the LBPD.

The LBPD is currently conducting a thorough investigation to uncover the circumstances leading up to the incident. The recovery of such weapons is a vital part of law enforcement's effort to curb gun violence, particularly with untraceable guns.