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LBPD Blotter – June 20, 2022

Release Date: 2022-06-20

Welcome to the LBPD Blotter!

As part of our ongoing commitment to external communications and providing valuable information to our community, the Department will begin posting information about recent police activity, ongoing investigations, and other LBPD updates to the Department’s homepage and on the “News” tab of the Department’s website.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. each day, community members will be able to read preliminary information about incidents that may have occurred the previous evening, including shootings, stabbings, traffic fatality, and murder investigations, as well as any other notable incidents. This page will be a resource for the public to learn more about enforcement efforts, arrests, and commendable events and will be updated as new incidents occur.

Here’s a recap of incidents occurring last night:

  • Officers Investigate the Shooting Death of a Man - Last night, at approximately 8:46 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Anaheim Street and Roswell Avenue regarding a gunshot wound victim inside a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Officers rendered aid until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he was later determined deceased. At this time, the motive for the shooting is unknown. Homicide detectives responded to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. A news release with additional information regarding the incident will be published later today on our press release page here
    • Officers arrest a suspect in a no-hit shooting incident - Last night, at approximately 6:57 p.m., officers responded to the 3600 Block of East 7th Street regarding a shots call, later determined to be an assault with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival, officers determined that a suspect discharged a firearm and fled the scene in a black vehicle. Officers canvassed the area and located a vehicle matching the suspect's vehicle description near the 700 block of Loma Avenue, and subsequently arrested the driver and seized a firearm from inside the vehicle. Through their investigation, officers discovered the suspect entered into a dispute with a male adult victim that escalated to the shooting.  The suspect was identified as Joshua Adolfo Martinez, a 20-year-old resident of Long Beach who was booked for one count of assault with a firearm on a person, one count of simple possession of a controlled substance, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle. Bail was set at $50,000.  No injuries were reported. The investigation is ongoing. 

This information is preliminary and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report.