UPDATE: On January 27, 2017, detectives made an arrest in the January 25th murder of Daniel Sevilla a 21 year-old resident of Long Beach. The incident occurred in the 1300 block of Wesley Drive.
The suspect has been identified as 19 year-old Brandon Parker a resident of Compton.
On January 31st, Homicide detectives presented their case to the LA County District Attorney for filing consideration. The DA’s office subsequently charged Parker with one count of murder, and one count of robbery, with special circumstances enhancement.
Parker is being held in Los Angeles County Jail without bail.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, at approximately 2:19 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to investigate a possible shooting in the 1300 block of Wesley Drive.
Arriving officers found a male adult with apparent gunshot injuries and immediately initiated life-saving measures (CPR). Long Beach Fire Department personnel subsequently determined the victim deceased at the scene.
The suspect(s) fled the scene before officers arrived.
Homicide detectives responded to begin their investigation. A motive is yet to be determined, however at this point, the incident does not appear to be random.
The Los Angeles County Coroner will positively identify the victim and notify next of kin.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Homicide Detectives Sean Irving and Benjamin Vargas 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.