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LBPD Blotter - 9/20/23

Release Date: 2023-09-20

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:

  • Officers investigate a stabbing and arrest suspect: On Sept. 19, 2023, at approximately 7:38 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway regarding a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers contacted a male adult victim with a non-life-threatening stab wound to the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department personnel provided medical aid to the victim on scene. The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was working at a liquor store when a male adult suspect entered the store and started a dispute. The victim walked the suspect out of the store, where he became angry and stabbed the victim with a screwdriver. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. Officers located the suspect nearby. The suspect was uncooperative, and a use of force occurred where officers used a takedown to bring the suspect into custody. Officers located the screwdriver in the suspect’s possession. The suspect was medically cleared at a local hospital and transported to Long Beach City Jail for booking. The investigation is ongoing.
This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.