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UPDATE: Long Beach Police announced, three suspects have been arrested for the 2016 murder of 37-year-old Victor Alford. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Homicide detectives filed murder charges against 22-year-old Devin Marcus Wright of Long Beach, 23-year-old Roosevelt Citizen of Compton and 25-year-old Ellese Paschal of Compton. Suspect Paschal was arrested on June 26, 2017 in the city of Victorville, CA by LBPD detectives. Suspects Wright and Citizen were already in custody on unrelated charges. Wright, Citizen and Paschal were booked for murder. All three have been arraigned and are currently being held at the Long Beach City Jail .
 Name:                   Age:          Gender:               Residence:          Charge:          Bail:
Devin Wright        22                Male                  Long Beach        Murder          $4,040,000
Roosevelt Citizen  23               Male                   Compton            Murder          $4,050,000  
Ellese Paschal        25               Female               Compton            Murder          $3,090,000 

Wright had the following additional charges filed against him: Shooting at an inhabited dwelling, gang allegation enhancement, and intentional discharge of a firearm (related to an LAPD shooting on May 16, 2016).
Citizen had the following additional charges filed against him: Gang allegation enhancement and possession of a firearm by a felon.



UPDATE: The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with information related to an unsolved murder that occurred on May 15, 2016. Detectives located several witnesses who identified a red Mercedes Benz and a gray Volvo SUV with Nevada License Plates (similar vehicles pictured above) that were seen fleeing the area immediately following the shooting. Detectives were also able to obtain composite drawings of two persons of interest related to the homicide investigation. The female has been described as having red hair at the time of the incident. 

The suspects are described as a male black with dreadlocks, in his early to mid 20's, and a female black with red hair, light colored skin, in her mid 20's.

Detectives also collected video footage from numerous surveillance cameras in the area of the murder. The video links below show two vehicles of interest, click on below links to view.



Anyone with information regarding this murder is urged to contact Long Beach Homicide Detectives T. Hubert, S. Lasch or M. Hubbard 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



On May 15, 2016, at approximately 5:51 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 61st Street and Orange Avenue regarding a shooting that just occurred.

Upon arrival, they located a male adult with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper torso. He was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire, and was listed in critical condition.

On May 25, 2016, we were notified by the local hospital that the victims had died from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Victor Eugene Alford a 37 year old resident of Wilmington.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Homicide Detectives 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 http://www.lacrimestoppers.org/