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Update 3/11/21:

On March 10, 2021, Mexican Authorities, U.S. Marshals, and Long Beach Police Department Detectives coordinated the arrest of a suspect in connection to a June 5, 2015 murder in the 5400 block of Elm Avenue.

In November 2015, detectives identified Albert Rodriguez as the suspect who shot and killed 18-year-old Ruben Barrera in the 5400 block of Elm Avenue on June 5, 2015. The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and a $2,000,000 arrest warrant was issued for his arrest. Recently, Homicide detectives received information that Rodriguez was in Mexico near the U.S. border and began to coordinate his arrest.

Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives coordinated the apprehension efforts with the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Mexican Authorities. This partnership resulted in Rodriguez being arrested in Baja California, Mexico on March 10, 2021.

Mexican Authorities transported 25-year-old Albert Rodriguez to the U.S. border. U.S. Marshals then transported him to the Long Beach City Jail and booked him for murder. He is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail.

The Long Beach Police Department would like to thank our partners for their assistance in apprehending Rodriguez.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Ethan Shear 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.LACrimeStoppers.org.

Original Release Published 6/6/15:
On Friday, June 5, 2015, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting in the 5400 block of Elm Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, identified as 18-year-old Ruben Martinez Barrera of Long Beach, who had been struck by gunfire in the upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

A motive for the shooting is unknown, however, detectives are investigating the incident as possibly gang-related. No suspect information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Teryl Hubert and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting LACrimeStoppers.org.