On Monday, January 1, 2018, at approx. 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of 6th Street & Temple Avenue in regards to a possible assault with a deadly weapon call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they located a male subject who had been struck in the torso and lower body by gunfire. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics. The victim was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, and it is unknown if the incident is gang-related.
The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Gerald Jackson III of Long Beach.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Shea Robertson and Oscar Valenzuela 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.