On Friday, July 18, 2014, at approximately 4:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2100 block of Earl Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they located the victim, identified as 25-year-old Alexander Johnson III of Long Beach, who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition, and pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that the victim was standing out in front of the location when a vehicle drove up. The driver of the vehicle and the victim became involved in a verbal confrontation. The driver then produced a handgun and fired at the victim. The suspect was described as a male Black driving a dark colored vehicle. The incident is being investigated as gang-related.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman 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