Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
Homicide detectives solve July 25, 2022 murder
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On July 24, 2022, at approximately 7:33 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Cedar Avenue regarding a shooting, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male adult victim in front of a residence suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. Responding officers rendered aid to the victim until personnel from the Long Beach Fire Department arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Through their preliminary investigation, patrol officers discovered information indicating the suspect was barricaded in a nearby residence. Officers immediately established a perimeter around the residence and requested the assistance of the Long Beach Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. Once on scene, SWAT personnel initiated a call out to the suspect to peacefully surrender into police custody and the suspect exited the residence and was subsequently arrested.

Homicide Detectives arrived on scene to investigate the incident. Through their investigation, Detectives determined the suspect, and the victim were engaged in a verbal dispute that escalated when the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim. At this time, detectives believe the suspect and victim were known to each other and that the motive for the murder is related to an ongoing neighbor dispute, however, the investigation remains ongoing.

Officers executed a search warrant at the residence, resulting in the seizure of multiple firearms and ammunition.

The suspect has been identified as Javier Jauregui, a 29-year-old resident of Long Beach. Jauregui was booked into the Long Beach City Jail for one count of murder and is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail.

The victim has been identified Juan Garfias, a 43-year-old resident of Long Beach.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Ethan Shear and Jesus Espinoza 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.