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Updated 10/11/19:

On October 11, 2019, detectives arrested Edward Jacobs, a 30-year-old resident of Lynwood, in connection to the September 26, 2018 death of Guy Eugene Alford.

Based on their investigation, detectives believe Jacobs approached Alford with the intent of committing a robbery, which ultimately resulted in Alford being shot by Jacobs.

Jacobs was taken into custody at a Los Angeles jail, where he was being held on an unrelated incident, and was transported by detectives to the Long Beach City Jail where he was booked for murder and is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office next week for filing consideration.

Original Release Published on 9/26/18:

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at approximately 12:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to Atlantic Avenue and 52nd Street regarding a shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they located a male adult who had been struck in the torso by gunfire. The victim was inside a blue Chevrolet Impala in a fast food parking lot when the shooting occurred. Long Beach Fire Paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Guy Eugene Alford of Hawthorne.

A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the 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.