Coroner’s officials on Thursday identified a 24-year-old Long Beach man as the suspect killed in an officer-involved shooting following a takeover-style robbery at a drug store in Long Beach.
Jonte Loven House was one of three suspects who stormed the 24-hour Rite-Aid, 4402 Atlantic Ave., just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. He was shot by police investigating the crime and died at the scene, said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
A second suspect who was wounded by police was taken into custody, and the third remains at large, police said.
Two officers were investigating the robbery when they saw three men fleeing the scene, police said Wednesday. The robbers, who were armed with handguns, took cash from the registers inside the Rite-Aid and robbed a customer in the parking lot.
As police chased the suspects’ car, they believed they were being shot at. Bullet casings recovered by investigators appeared to support that account, authorities said.
At the end of the chase, the suspects got out of the gray Toyota Camry and that is when the officer-involved shooting occurred, police.
The second suspect was wounded in the lower body and hospitalized in stable condition. His name
has not yet been released pending the investigation and charges.
The suspect who remains at large is described as a black man in his 20 s, medium height and thin build. He was wearing a long sleeve white shirt and dark camouflage shorts with a stripe at the bottom.”