Long Beach
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Long Beach, CA 90802
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UPDATE: On May 24, 2017, detectives made an arrest in a murder investigation from April 21, 2017. The suspect has been identified as Terry Moore a 29 year-old resident of Compton. The arrest was made in the city of Lancaster. Moore was booked into the Long Beach Jail for murder and an outstanding warrant for violating his post release conditions for domestic violence. He is being held without bail and will be arraigned in Long Beach Superior Court on Friday May 26, 2017, in Department one. 

The victim was later identified as Lanette Washington a 32 year-old, with a prior residence in Victorville. 

Original News Release:

On Friday, April 21, 2017, at approx. 9:50 a.m., officers responded to a motel in the 5900 block of Long Beach Boulevard regarding a shooting, which resulted in the death of a female adult.

When officers arrived, they located the victim inside a room, who had been struck by gunfire Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported to her to a local hospital in serious condition. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. Her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Information officers gathered indicated the suspect fled into the nearby neighborhood, and a containment area that included: Gordon Street to Allington Street, and Long Beach Boulevard to the 710 Freeway was established. SWAT was activated and K-9 also responded to assist in the search. Residents in the affected area were evacuated to a nearby school that was not in session due to Spring Break.

The suspect was described as a male African-American in his 20’s, wearing a red shirt and jeans. Detectives believe the shooting may have happened as a result of a dispute, and the investigation continues.

Anyone who has any information regarding the incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Peter Lackovic and Sean Irving at (562) 570-5273. 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.