Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
10/31/2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
*UPDATE* REWARD ISSUED IN MURDER INVESTIGATION
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*UPDATE* NEWS RELEASE ISSUED ON 08/31/18: 
REWARD ISSUED IN MURDER INVESTIGATION

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, at the recommendation of Supervisor Janice Hahn, has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the July 11th murder of 51-year-old- David Michael Gross.

Anyone who has information regarding the vehicle or its owner is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detective Don Collier 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.
                                                             

*UPDATE* NEWS RELEASE ISSUED ON 08/07/18:
PUBLIC'S HELP SOUGHT IN MURDER INVESTIGATION - WARDLOW ROAD & ORANGE AVENUE



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The Long Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect vehicle wanted in connection with the 7/11/18 murder of 51-year-old David Michael Gross, which occurred at Wardlow Road and Orange Avenue.

Through their investigation, detectives obtained surveillance video of the suspect vehicle, which is described as a 2011 to 2014 white Mazda3 Hatchback. The vehicle’s bumper was missing prior to the incident, and there may be damage to the passenger side mirror caused by the vehicle striking the victim.

In the video, the vehicle can be seen from four different camera angles, in the center of the frame, at the following times:  00:07, 00:14, 00:27, and 00:34.

Anyone who has information regarding the vehicle or its owner is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Don Collier 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.


ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE ISSUED ON: 7/12/18

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at approx. 9:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wardlow Road and Orange Avenue regarding a possible stabbing, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they encountered a male subject with stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, where he was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.

The preliminary investigation determined the suspect vehicle, being driven by a male subject, may have struck the victim as he was crossing the street. The victim and male subject then became involved in a dispute, which resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim. The suspect then fled northbound on Orange Avenue, in a white vehicle.

The victim is only being identified as a 51-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Donald Collier 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.