On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, around 9:00 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of 14th Street and Gundry Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Arriving officers located a victim, who sustained a gunshot injury, down in the street. Long Beach Fire personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Jeffrey Keo of Long Beach. He was not a gang member.
While officers were conducting their initial investigation at the scene, they located a possible suspect which lead to a foot pursuit. A perimeter was established in an attempt to contain the fleeing suspect. At approximately 10:30 p.m., SWAT was activated to assist with the search, including search of a residence. The search for the suspect concluded around 6:00 a.m., however, the suspect was not located in the residence.
Several individuals, including one who was later identified as the suspect, were detained and transported to the police headquarters to be interviewed. At the conclusion of the interviews, a 17-year-old resident of Long Beach was booked for murder and a gang enhancement. The suspect’s identity is not being released because he is a juvenile. Detectives are expected to present their case to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration, later this week.
The preliminary investigation indicated a confrontation between the suspect and the victim occurred prior to the shooting.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch, Michael Hubbard and Teryl Hubert at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org