Long Beach
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UPDATE 4/16/2024

Homicide detectives have arrested the suspect responsible for the April 15,
2024 murder of Nelson Martinez Gonazlez, a 30-year-old resident of Long Beach.

Through their investigation, detectives identified Ahmed Mahmoud, a 41-year-old resident of Long Beach as the suspect. He was booked for one count of murder, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of illegal possession of ammunition, and one count of evading arrest. Bail is set at $3,100,000. 

Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visitingwww.lacrimestoppers.org. 

Originally Published 4/15/2024

Homicide detectives are investigating a murder
of a male adult that occurredon April 14, 2024, in the 1600 block of Gaviota Avenue.

At approximately 8:47 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Gaviota Avenue regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper bodyOfficers rendered medical aid and attempted life saving measures until being relieved by Long Beach Fire Department personnel, who transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury. 

Homicide detectives responded to the scene. Through their preliminary investigation, detectives determined an unknown male suspect approached the victim on foot and shot him, which ultimately resulted in the victim’s death. The suspect fled the scene prior to the officers arrival. 

While clearing the scene, officers observed a possible suspect vehicle in the areaOfficers attempted a felony traffic stop on the vehicleThe vehicle failed to pull over leading to a department-authorized vehicle pursuit. The possible suspect stopped his vehicle near the 1700 block of Pacific Coast Highway and fled the scene on footOfficers established a perimeter around the area and activated the SWAT Team 

SWAT officers located and arrested the male suspect for an unrelated no-bail arrest warrant and transported him to the Long Beach City Jail for booking. His involvement in the murder, if any, remains under investigation. 

The victim has been identified as Nelson Martinez Gonzalez, a 30-year-old male resident from Long Beach.   

Detectives believe the victim was interacting with the suspect prior to the shooting, however, the motive for the shooting remains under investigation. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes(562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visitingwww.lacrimestoppers.org.