On May 10, 2023, at approximately 6:32 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of California Avenue to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a gunshot victim, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they found the victim inside a residence, suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. At this time, the victim is only being described as a male adult in his 40s. His identification and notification to the next of kin will be conducted by The Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate and determined the suspect, Oscar Alejandro Chan, a 41-year-old resident of the City of Long Beach, arrived unannounced at the home of the victim and his former girlfriend. He entered the home, got into a physical fight with the victim, shot the victim, and left the scene by unknown means prior to the officers’ arrival.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Special Investigations Detectives, located and arrested Chan at the 11300 block of E Florence Avenue in the City of Santa Fe Springs. Chan was booked for one count of murder, one count of convicted felon in possession of a firearm, one count of illegal possession of ammunition, and he is being held on $2,000,000 bail.
Detectives believe that the shooting was related to a dispute involving Chan’s former girlfriend and the victim, however, the motive for the shooting remains under investigation. Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office later this week 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), or downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org