FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
On Sunday, December 6, 2015, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a residence in the 3500 block of Faust Avenue regarding the body of a deceased male adult.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined the victim and a male subject had become involved in a dispute at the location. Further investigation revealed the victim and male subject were in a relationship and resided at the location together. During a physical altercation, the victim sustained severe head trauma.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics were then called to the scene who determined the victim deceased and requested the assistance of the police department.
The victim is only being identified as a 45-year-old male, pending notification of next of kin. The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Timothy Hagler, was arrested at the scene. He has been booked for murder and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000.00 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark Bigel Guarino and Shea Robertson 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.