Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
12/8/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
Subject:
HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
Contact:
Media Relations Detail
(562) 570-5273






On December 8, 2016, at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 4900 block of Ferro Court regarding a stabbing that just occurred.

Upon arrival officers located a male adult with a stab wound to his upper torso. The subject who was responsible for the stabbing also a male adult remained at the scene and has been detained by officers while they conducted their investigation.

Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the victim to local Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced deceased.

Homicide Detectives responded and are handling the investigation, and no arrest has been made at this time.

The victim has been identified as Aaron Whatley a 43 year-old resident of Long Beach.

Anyone with information is urged to call Homicide Detectives Shea Robertson and Oscar Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/