Man Shot, Killed by Long Beach Police Identified as 19-Year-Old

The man allegedly burglarized a home in Redondo Beach before being shot and killed by police in Long Beach following a chase.

A suspected burglar shot and killed by Long Beach police after he allegedly stole a car in Redondo Beach, led police on a chase and then shot at officers was identified Friday.

Police identified the man as 19-year-old Christopher Taylor of Maryland.

According to police, Taylor is suspected of stealing a white BMW from a Redondo Beach home before leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase into Long Beach shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday. 

CHP officers eventually lost sight of Taylor and the vehicle he was driving after it exited the 405 Freeway at Studebaker Road.

Long Beach police officers eventually found the vehicle and pursued it until it crashed into a residence and parked vehicle in the 6400 block of East Keynote Street, authorities said.

At that point, police said they shot and killed Taylor after he allegedly brandished a handgun and shot at officers. Taylor was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said no officers were injured in the incident, which is now being independently investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

According to Redondo Beach police Sgt. Shawn Freeman, Taylor's alleged car occurred in the 1600 block of Morgan Lane in North Redondo Beach. Residents returning home noticed that their car keys were missing and called police.

The burglary is still under investigation, Freeman said.

Barbara Hill March 17, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I knew Chris and he's not the type of person the you all are portraying him to be. He was a very sweet, kind, intelligent you wouldn't take nothing from nobody. I feel as though he has been judged before even going to trial. Why do the good always die young? His life was just beginning. And from my understanding LAPD don't have a good track record.
Kelly Sarkisian March 18, 2013 at 03:59 PM
"portraying him to be" ? He robbed a house,stole a car, got in a high speed pursuit and tried to murder some police officers. How is he a good person? His criminal actions got him killed. It seems that he was a menace to society. He may have been nice as a kid but as an adult he sure seemed to be a hardened criminal. LAPD had nothing to do with case, it was RBPD and LBPD.
brian weston II March 19, 2013 at 12:03 AM
brian weston II March 19, 2013 at 12:04 AM
chris is a great person and not like that at all period
Fallon Robinson March 19, 2013 at 12:24 AM
He was doing something illegal and dumb, and unfortunately, even though he was a nice person, he paid the ultimate price. Thats what happens when you live a reckless life.


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