Long Beach
Police Department

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Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
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On Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to shots heard in the area of the 5400 block of Atlantic Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

Arriving officers located two victims who sustained gunshot injuries.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported a female adult victim, with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, to a local hospital. Fire Department personnel also determined a male adult victim deceased at the scene.

The Los Angeles County Coroner will make positive identification and notify next of kin.

About 7:45 p.m., through the combined efforts of detectives, patrol officers, and communications operators, the suspect was located in the area of Lime Avenue and South Street. The suspect was confronted by detectives, complied with lawful orders, and was taken into custody without incident.

Sotero Monteon, 61 years old and a resident of Long Beach, was booked for murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and outstanding warrants. He is being held at Long Beach City Jail with bail set at over $2,000,000.

A motive for the shooting is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Peter Lackovic, Sean Irving, 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.