On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, which filed charges against Raymond Moreno and Travis Cockrell for a murder that occurred in the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue on Friday, September 14, 2018.
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Joshua Harris of Long Beach.
On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, officers arrested 34-year-old Raymond Moreno of Long Beach. Moreno was charged with murder, ex-felon in possession of a gun, ex-felon in possession of ammunition and a gang enhancement.
On Monday, August 20, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1500 Block of Daisy Avenue regarding a shooting that just occurred. Through their investigation, detectives found evidence linking 22-year-old Travis Cockrell of Long Beach to the shooting.
On Friday, September 28, 2018, officers arrested Cockrell in Long Beach. Cockrell was charged with murder, assault with a deadly weapon, accessory after the fact, and a gang enhancement.
During their investigation, Homicide Detectives identified Moreno and Cockrell responsible for the murder of Joshua Harris. Moreno and Cockrell are being held at the Los Angeles County Jail.
Original News Release 9/15/18:
MURDER INVESTIGATION - 1200 BLOCK OF CHESTNUT
On Friday, September 14, 2018, at approx. 11:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Chestnut Avenue regarding a shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they located the victim on the sidewalk, who had been struck in the upper torso by gunfire. The victim was determined deceased at the scene Long Beach Fire.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the identity of the victim, and make notifications to next of kin.
The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related, however, a motive has not yet been determined.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LBPD Homicide Detectives Sean Irving or Ben Vargas 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.