LBPD Blotter - Jan. 15, 2023Release Date: 2023-01-15
Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!
As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department posts preliminary information about incidents that occurred the previous evening, including shootings and stabbings, as well as any other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website. This page will be updated as new incidents occur.
Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night:
- Hit-Shooting – 500 block of Queensway Drive – Today at approximately 3:57 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Queensway Drive regarding a shots call. Upon arrival, officers contacted a male adult victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the lower body. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking in the area when he threw a brick at a parked RV, breaking a window. A male adult occupant was inside the RV, and subsequently discharged a firearm towards the broken window, striking the victim. Officers located the RV occupant and detained him at the scene, as the investigation is ongoing.
- Stabbing – 900 block of Via Carmelitos – Today at approximately 12:02 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Via Carmelitos regarding a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers contacted a female adult victim with a non-life-threatening stab wound to the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for her injuries. The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was inside a verbal altercation with a known female adult suspect, which escalated when the suspect stabbed the victim. The suspect fled on foot towards an unknown direction before officers arrived. The investigation is ongoing.
- No-Hit Shooting - 1300 block of Alamitos Avenue - Yesterday, at approximately 7:19 p.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Alamitos Avenue regarding a shots call, later determined to be a negligent discharge of a firearm. Upon arrival, located evidence, including bullet casings, indicating a shooting had occurred. No injuries were reported, no suspect information is known, and the motive for the shooting is unknown.
This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.