On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives arrested 21-year-old Junior Alexander Munguia in the area of 17th street and Henderson for the murder of 46-year-old Fernando Rodriguez of Long Beach. Munguia was booked at the Long Beach City Jail on $2,000,000 bail.
Through an extensive investigation, detectives learned Mungia was responsible for victim Rodriguez’ murder, after an altercation had taken place. At this time, there is no indication the murder was gang-related.
The case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office on Monday, December 3, 2018.
When officers arrived, they located a male adult victim in the street who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire. He was initially transported to a local hospital in stable condition. The preliminary information indicated a suspect fled in an unknown direction.
On September 19th, the Long Beach Police Department was notified by the hospital that the victim was pronounced deceased due to injuries sustained in the shooting. The victim has been identified as 46-year-old Fernando Rodriguez of Long Beach. It is unknown if the incident is gang-related, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Homicide Detectives Sean Irving and 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.