LONG BEACH, Calif. — The Latest on police fatally shooting and killing a woman in Long Beach (all times local):

4:50 p.m.

Long Beach police have shot and killed a woman they say pointed a handgun at them.

It happened Wednesday just before midnight.

Police say the woman had been arguing with her boyfriend, who’s a California Highway Patrol employee.

Both left a home but as the man drove away, police say the woman fired several shots at him.

The boyfriend wasn’t hit but he called police.

Officers quickly spotted the woman, who had a handgun. Police say they repeatedly ordered her to drop the weapon but instead she pointed it at them and the officers shot her.

She died at the scene. Her name hasn’t been released.


11:06 a.m.

Southern California authorities say an armed woman was fatally shot by Long Beach police responding to a 911 call reporting a person with a gun and shots fired.

Long Beach police say the intended victim of the initial shooting late Wednesday was the woman’s boyfriend, who was not hit. He’s only identified as an employee of the California Highway Patrol.

Police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona says officers dispatched at 11:55 p.m. encountered the armed woman and a shooting occurred.

No information was released on what led police to shoot her, but Arrona says a handgun was found at the scene.

Officers gave medical aid until firefighters arrived and determined the woman was dead.