On November 6, 2020, at approximately 10:35 a.m., officers were dispatched to Pacific Coast Highway and Cedar Avenue regarding a stabbing.
A second calling party informed dispatchers he was working at a liquor store in the 300 block of West Pacific Coast Highway when he was assaulted by a male adult suspect. The calling party defended himself by stabbing the suspect one time before the suspect fled.
Officers arrived on scene and located the suspect down on the sidewalk at Pacific Coast Highway and Cedar Avenue, suffering from a stab wound to the upper torso. They began performing life-saving measures until Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived on scene. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Both liquor store employees remained on scene, did not require medical attention, and are cooperating with the investigation. Detectives are still on scene searching for witnesses and additional evidence.
The suspect is only being identified as a 32-year-old resident of San Bernardino pending notification to next of kin. The employee who stabbed the man is only being identified as a 51-year-old resident of Norwalk pending further investigation.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Adrian Garcia or Sean Magee at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.