Correction 11/5/20 at 4:30 p.m. - The date of the first incident is September 26, 2020, not September 23, 2020 as originally stated.
On September 26, 2020, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area on the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue. It was later determined to be an assault with a deadly weapon incident involving a vehicle, which later resulted in the death of a female adult.
Officers located Victim Miasha Riddick, 34-year-old resident of Long Beach, on the ground near a parked vehicle. Officers observed significant injuries to her lower extremities and began life-saving measures until the Long Beach Fire Department arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital.
Domestic Violence Detectives identified Darnell Jones as the suspect and believe that Jones intentionally struck Riddick with his vehicle and fled the scene. On October 13, 2020, detectives obtained an attempt murder warrant for his arrest.
On October 24, 2020, at approximately 3:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to an incomplete wireless 9-1-1 call on the 2000 block of Cedar Avenue. Officers made contact with Jones, who indicated Riddick was in a nearby apartment in need of medical assistance. Officers located Riddick and immediately began life-saving measures until relieved by the Long Beach Fire Department. Riddick was later determined to be deceased at the scene. Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to further investigate.
Later that day, Darnell Jones, a 33-year-old resident of Long Beach, was arrested and booked for the attempted murder arrest warrant and is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail in the Long Beach City Jail.
On November 1, 2020, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office determined the victim’s cause of death was related to the injuries she sustained from being struck by the vehicle on September 23, 2020. Detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on November 4, 2020 for filing consideration.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Ethan Shear or Domestic Violence Detective Kevin Ong 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.