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Suspect, police dog killed in Long Beach standoff

June 28: Long Beach Police Department K9 Officer Mike Parcels grieves after escorting the body of his LBPD K9 dog partner Credo from the Signal Hill Pet Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.

June 28: Long Beach Police Department K9 Officer Mike Parcels grieves after escorting the body of his LBPD K9 dog partner Credo from the Signal Hill Pet Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.  (Stephen Carr/The Daily Breeze via AP )

An assault suspect and a police dog have been shot dead after a police standoff in Long Beach.

Officers went to an apartment complex Tuesday morning to look for a man wanted for several shootings. Police opened fire at around 11:15 a.m., two hours after SWAT officers surrounded the apartment building.

It's unclear what prompted the shooting or whether the suspect fired.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital. His name hasn't been released.

Also shot was a 4-year-old Belgian Mallinois named Credo who'd been with police for two years.

A distraught officer believed to be the dog's handler knelt by Credo's limp body, then carried it to a police car. Credo was pronounced dead at an animal hospital.