Woman seen attacking Long Beach neighbors shot dead by homeowner

A Long Beach homeowner allegedly shot and killed a woman who was attacking a neighbor. 

Police believe the woman, 44-year-old Andrea Powell, was walking up and down the street in the 600 block of Roycroft Avenue trying to enter homes, screaming and confronting people. 

Neighbors told police the woman did not live in the neighborhood.

A resident says Powell charged at him after he tried to stop her from attacking a neighbor in front of his house.

In a video taken from the scene, a woman tells the Long Beach Police Department that Powell came out of nowhere and started hitting her.

Ring camera caught the woman on the doorsteps of several homes. One video shows her holding a large stick before a dog chased her away. Another resident said he called police two hours before the shooting happened on Roycroft Avenue when he saw the woman confront someone parking.

The resident who shot Powell has since been questioned and released by police. It will be up to Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office on whether the resident will face charges.

Unfortunately for folks living in this neighborhood, instances like this have happened more than once. Just several weeks ago, a homeless man was shot by police after attacking several people with a screwdriver at a park just off 2nd Street.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Leticia Gamboa and Oscar Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477).