Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
1/11/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
Subject:
MURDER - 6300 BLOCK OF KNIGHT AVENUE
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(562) 570-5273






On January 10, 2017, at approximately 7:25 pm, officers responded to the 6300 block of Knight Ave regarding two adult victims who had been shot.

Upon arrival officers found a female victim with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. She was determined to be deceased at the scene by LB Fire. An additional victim, male Adult, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The suspect believed to be responsible for the shooting was detained by witnesses until police officers arrived and was taken into custody.

The deceased victim has been identified as Susan Garcia a 33 year-old resident of Long Beach.

The relationship between the victims and the suspect is still to be determined. The shooting is not gang related.

The Suspect has been identified as 35 year-old John McVoy a resident of Corona. He was booked for murder and attempt murder at the Long Beach Jail, and is being held on $2,000,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Oscar Valenzuela and Shea Robertson 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/