UPDATED 9/14/2016 WITH RELATED NEWS RELEASE: VIOLENT CRIME SERIES RELATED TO RECENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 3:39 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call in the area of Locust Avenue and East 12th Street.
Arriving officers found a male adult who sustained a gunshot injury to the upper torso, on the ground. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. Homicide detectives also responded to begin their investigation.
The Los Angeles County Coroner will make positive identification and notify next of kin.
A motive for the shooting is unknown. No suspect information is available and the investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Mark Bigel-Guarino, Todd Johnson, and Shea Robertson 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.