Through the follow-up investigation, 30-year-old Savanna Sok wanted in connection with the 10/10/17 murder of two Long Beach residents, and the attempt murder of two others, was located and arrested last night, 11/29/17 at approx. 6:05 p.m.
Suspect Sok, whose photo was released on 10/31/17 asking for the public's help, was observed in a vehicle near Elm Avenue and 61st Street. A felony traffic stop on the vehicle, occupied by two males and one female, was conducted. Sok fled from the vehicle and after a short foot pursuit, was taken into custody. A firearm located in Sok’s waistband was recovered.
Sok was booked on the outstanding murder and attempt murder warrant, and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail without bail.
The female in the vehicle, whose photo was also released as a person of interest, was earlier identified as 23-year-old Kelly Reyes of Long Beach. She was booked on an outstanding accessory to murder warrant and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,040,000 bail.
The second male subject in the vehicle was identified as 21-year-old Leonardo Lim of La Puente. He was booked for accessory to murder and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail.
A gun recovered during the 10/26/17 search warrant served at a residence in the 5900 block of Walnut Avenue was determined to be the firearm used in the murder and attempt murder.
A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE - 10/31/2017
*** LINK TO VIDEO OF OUTSTANDING MURDER SUSPECT ***
OUTSTANDING SUSPECT SAVANNA SOK PERSON OF INTEREST
One of two suspects wanted in connection with the October 10th murders of two male adults at a liquor store at Anaheim Street & Walnut Avenue has been arrested and charged, and the Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the second male suspect and a female person of interest.
After an intense investigation, LBPD Homicide detectives have identified a second suspect in the double murder as:
Name: Savanna Sok
Description: 5’9” tall, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair
Residence: Long Beach
Savanna Sok is currently wanted by the Long Beach Police Department on a no bail warrant for murder and attempt murder. Detectives are also hoping to identify and locate Sok’s girlfriend (pictured above), who is a person of interest. Detectives believe the couple may have fled to the San Bernardino/Redlands area. Sok should be considered possibly armed/dangerous, and no attempt should be made to detain him.
Anyone who has information regarding their whereabouts, or the female’s identity, is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Shea Robertson and Oscar Valenzuela 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Through the course of their investigation, Homicide detectives identified Suspect Sok and 30-year-old Morris Om of Long Beach as suspects responsible for the deaths of 21-year-old Danny Bunthung and 22-year-old Dallas Som, both of Long Beach. On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approx.10:12 a.m., Suspect Om was seen in the area of 59th Street & Walnut Avenue in Long Beach. Patrol officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the silver Lexus he was driving, however, he failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit terminated at Atlantic Avenue & Pacific Coast Highway when Om struck another vehicle. Suspect Om was taken into custody without incident, and booked for murder and assault with a firearm on a person, and held on $4,000,000 bail at the Long Beach City Jail.
Later the same day, a search warrant was subsequently served at a residence in the 5900 block of Walnut Avenue, and 27-year-old Tiffany Som (no relation to victim Dallas Som) of Long Beach was taken into custody and booked for accessory to murder and child endangerment. She was held at the Long Beach City Jail on $100,000 bail.
Search warrants were also served that day at two residences in San Bernardino County, and 24-year-old Brenda Sok (sister to Savanna Sok) of Redlands was taken into custody and booked for accessory to murder. She was held at the Long Beach City Jail on $2,000,000 bail.
Yesterday, October 30th, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the following charges were filed:
|Savanna Sok||(2) counts murder; (2) counts attempt murder||No bail warrant|
|Morris Om||(2) counts murder; (2) counts attempt murder||No bail|
|Tiffany Som||(1) count accessory to murder; (1) count child endangerment||$1,400,040|
|Brenda Sok||(1) count accessory to murder||$1,000,040|
With the exception of Savanna Sok, the defendants are being held at the Los Angeles County Jail.
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE - 10/11/17:
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at approx. 9:25 p.m., officers responded to the area of Anaheim Street and Walnut Avenue regarding a “shots fired” call, possibly coming from a nearby liquor store, which resulted in the death of two male adults, and the injuring of two others.
When officers arrived, they located four male adults inside the store, all who had been struck by gunfire. One subject was determined deceased at the scene. Two others were transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics. A second subject was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined the two deceased individuals were involved in a physical altercation inside the store with an unknown subject(s), which escalated into the shooting. The suspect(s), then fled the location.
What prompted the altercation and whether the incident is gang-related remains under investigation. No suspect information is available at this time, and no weapons were located at the scene. Detectives are searching for any video of the incident.
The victim determined deceased at the scene is only being identified as a 21-year-old resident of Long Beach. The victim pronounced deceased at the hospital is only being identified as a 22-year-old resident of Long Beach. Their identities and official causes of death will be determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The third victim was hospitalized and has since been released. The fourth victim sustained a minor injury and was treated at the scene. No additional details about the third or fourth victims are being released.
Anyone who may have information regarding this incident 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.