VIDEO: Robber Points Replica Gun At Cop, Gets Shot By Real Bullets

Serial armed robbery suspect Michael Griffin died of his wounds at the scene.

Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) has released store security footage that captured the moment an armed robbery suspect was confronted by police inside a 7-Eleven store (video below).

LBPD detectives had been tracking a Nissan Maxima that had been involved in a string of robberies in the area, according to the Press-Telegram.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, the detectives were following the suspect vehicle when it pulled off at a 7-Eleven store in the 5100-block of East Pacific Coast Highway.

A masked suspect, later identified as 18-year-old Michael Griffin, jumped out of the passenger seat of the car and ran into the business armed with a handgun, police said.

Security footage showed Griffin as he pointed a gun at the store clerk.

Two customers were standing between the suspect and the clerk at the time.

The detectives rushed into the store behind him and ordered him to drop his weapon, but Griffin refused and turned towards the officers with the gun in his hand, according to the video release.

Two of the detectives fired at the armed suspect, who died of his wounds at the scene.

“One of the victims inside the 7-Eleven at the time of the robbery-in-progress was likely struck by a ricochet from an officer’s firearm,” the LBPD said in a statement, according to the Press-Telegram. “The ricochet resulted in minor injuries to the male adult victim’s upper torso. He was treated by the Long Beach Fire Department on scene.”

Investigators later determined that the weapon Griffin used during the robbery was a BB gun.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, 22-year-old Devontae Moore, was arrested on charges of attempted burglary, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and seven counts of robbery, the Press-Telegram reported.

He has pleaded not guilty.

The detectives who shot Griffin are still on active duty, a LBPD spokesperson told the Long Beach Post.

The department and the district attorney’s office are reviewing the case to determine whether or not the detectives’ use of deadly force was justified.

You can watch security footage of the detectives’ encounter with Griffin in the video below:

Comments (38)
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JTAII
JTAII

What an absolute moron. Got what he deserved.

flybynight
flybynight

Never bring a fake gun to a real gun fight. Rules to live by but just not in this particular case.

UsAgainstThem
UsAgainstThem

That was (past tense) one dumb MF!

gfc1963
gfc1963

Oh well. How sad. Never mind.

Taco1
Taco1

That, or just get a job like normal people.

Blackwolf1
Blackwolf1

LMAO.......BYE BYE DUMBASS.

crash972
crash972

Thinning the herd.

redpill
redpill

He needed that money. He was turning his life around, and on his way to college, and tuition is expensive. /s

JG093
JG093

Perfect ending. Cops go home to their familes and another turd is flushed from scociety.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

The department and the district attorney’s office are reviewing the case to determine whether or not the detectives’ use of deadly force was justified.

That should take all of 4 minutes and nine seconds.

sturnman22
sturnman22

Condition corrected! One less thug to prosecute. Take out the garbage!

MKD23
MKD23

I like how the clerk closes the register. Lol. Bye bitch.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

TFN

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

Under the new California use of force laws, there was no reason to shoot him because he only had a BB gun! California is nuts!!! Good shot officers and make sure you have your own attorney and NOT the city’s attorney representing you. The city attorney works for the city and the department, not for you or your best interests.

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

Nite nite scumbag

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Great job guys!

Wish505
Wish505

One less toilet the taxpayers have to provide for this piece of S*&^.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job

CrybabyDemoLibTard
CrybabyDemoLibTard

Poor lost sole. All he really needed was a hug and some love to go with it.

vwiles34
vwiles34

Clean-up in aisle two.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspects....minus one. Good job!👍🤗

Raymelson
Raymelson

Oh well he fought the law an the law won end of story

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

PLAY STUPID GAMES....WIN STUPID PRIZES!!!!! waiting for the ghetto lottery to start, with the family saying "BUT IT WAS JUST A BB GUN, THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO KILL HIM....HE WAS A GOOD KID!!!!"

Asher21
Asher21

What I'm feeling right now is sad. But then it goes away, it always does! 😉

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Woohoo!! Another POS bites the dust, saving tax payers a bunch of money. Glad the officers were able to go home to their families!!

We9erfam
We9erfam

One less idot running around with a toy gun pointing at people especially the Police

stooge819
stooge819

Nighty-night

EMarie
EMarie

Investigating the Cop's motives? Really? They were protecting the public!

Lycan
Lycan

I recognize the perp in the video! That's the infamous "Dindu and the Nuffin Bunch".

Greg2668
Greg2668

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

StopResisting
StopResisting

They (the media and the left) keep saying its "racist" to notice how most of these suspects are "of color". Apparently its also inconceivable that behaviors vary between groups - that some are more criminal than others. They reject this simple explanation, which has facts and science and simplicity as its virtues, and instead want to blame this on a mythological conjecture.....a convoluted, extraordinarily complex synthesis for which no real evidence exists, but is apparently an amalgam of "systemic racism" and "poverty" and "oppression".

But the community that produces the most violent criminals like this needs to look inside - engage in some introspection. Nobody is making anyone rob stores at gunpoint and terrorize the workers and the public. There is no "Racism" that can make someone do that...that is an individual choice and you have to own it. Most poor people don't commit armed robberies. Even if they feel like their whole lives have been one raw deal after another....and the lives of their ancestors before them. Many Americans, including ones not "of color" have been unfortunate enough to be merely the latest of a long line of lower class people who have never achieved financial success or attained much education, for a variety of reasons.
And we don't see them doing this stuff disproportionately.

So, if your "culture" is doing this, then you need to change that culture. Maybe a good start is not giving your kids made-up ghetto names like DeVonte. What the hell kinda name is that? Stop it. Name your kid Kevin, or Devin . DeVonte goes to prison or gets killed in a police shootout. Devins and Kevins might get jobs and become productive members of society.

Also teach your kids that everyone hates a thief. There are few things worse for a civil society than a thief, because they destroy the social fabric by eroding the ability to take a positive view of people - they teach people to be suspicious and distrustful of others.

Unfortunately, this culture does NOT teach these good values. It instead teaches thievery is acceptable as a way of life, if it makes your life easier. Never mind that it makes the victim's lives harder...and it makes the lives of everyone else miserable and anxious and less secure as well , knowing they could be the next victim at any moment.

If only all the thieves could be shot down on the spot as they are committing or attempting to commit their crimes, this society would quickly become a much better one; safer, more secure and peaceful, and less anxiety-provoking.

DeVontes of the world - you should be hunted down like coyotes.

The culture that produces them - you need to change. Look inside...you will find the answer to most of your problems.