LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California police officer shot and wounded a 28-year-old man after he allegedly pointed a firearm — which turned out to be a paintball gun — toward him.
The man, whose name was not immediately made public, is expected to survive gunshot wounds to his lower body.
Long Beach police say they recovered a paintball pistol at the scene early Sunday morning.
Investigators are reviewing body camera footage from the shooting.
The officers were called to the scene around 1 a.m. Sunday after gunshots were heard in the area.
Additional information was not immediately available.