An African-American woman was reported to have stolen a cart of groceries and then left the store brandishing a knife. Upon reaching the woman who appeared disturbed, officers struck the suspect twice with bean bag rounds which failed to stop her. The woman stepped towards officers and raised her arm and the knife in an upward motion. Officers fired at the suspect who died at the hospital.

ID: 909

Victms Name: Marcella Byrd
Age: 57
Gender: Female
Race: African-American/Black

City: Long Beach
County: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip Code: 90802
Country: United States of America

Agency: Long Beach Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: An African-American woman was reported to have stolen a cart of groceries and then left the store brandishing a knife. Upon reaching the woman who appeared disturbed, officers struck the suspect twice with bean bag rounds which failed to stop her. The woman stepped towards officers and raised her arm and the knife in an upward motion. Officers fired at the suspect who died at the hospital.

Symptoms of mental health: Yes

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