On February 16, 2020, at approximately 2:05 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of E. 6th Street regarding a shots call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male adult victim in an alleyway located behind a residence with gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. The victim is only being identified as a 33-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification to next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The preliminary investigation revealed a brief verbal dispute took place between the victim and a male adult suspect, which led to the shooting. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction and remains outstanding.
The exact motive for the shooting is currently unknown, however, the incident is being investigated as gang-related. Detectives are actively working to gather additional information to further the ongoing investigation.
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) is seeking the public’s help in gathering additional information regarding this incident to further the ongoing investigation. We urge anyone who may have information regarding this incident to immediately contact LBPD Homicide Detail Detectives Oscar Valenzuela or Eric Thai at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.