Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
Homicide Detectives are Investigating the Stabbing Death of a Female Adult
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UPDATE 1/19/22 at 1:00 p.m. - The suspect information, booking charges and bail amount have been added below.

On Jan. 18, 2022, at approximately 9:37 a.m., officers responded to a report of a person yelling for help in the 1000 block of Pacific Avenue, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

Officers received updated information while responding to the call—in which they learned a stabbing was reported, and were provided with a suspect description by the calling party. The first arriving officer was contacted by a witness, who pointed to a male adult matching the description of the suspect. The officer took the male into custody without incident.

Assisting officers located the unresponsive female victim inside an apartment. Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived and transported the victim to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene, and their preliminary investigation suggests the involved parties are mother and son. The son is believed to have stabbed the mother multiple times in the upper body during an argument inside their shared apartment. There were no other individuals inside the apartment at the time of the assault. Detectives will continue to interview potential witnesses and collect evidence related to the assault.

The victim is believed to be a resident of Long Beach in her 50s, and will be positively identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.

The suspect has been identified as Nathaniel Eugene King, a 24-year-old resident of Long Beach who was booked for one count of murder and for an outstanding parole violation warrant. He is being held on no bail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes at (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 visiting www.LACrimeStoppers.org.