On June 29, 2020, at approximately 4:35 p.m., detectives from the Long Beach Police Department located and arrested 48-year-old Gilbert Crawley from Spokane (WA), during a traffic stop in the 6700 block of Atlantic Avenue.
In response to the violent nature of the June 28, 2020 incident, detectives pursued evidence throughout the night leading to the arrest. Evidence has revealed Crawley and Harris were known to one another and walking side-by-side on Orange Avenue when Crawley opened fire on Harris. The exact motive for the shooting remains under investigation.
Crawley was booked into the Long Beach City jail on one count of murder and one count of prohibited possessor in possession of a firearm. He is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail. Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office later this week for filing consideration.
Original News Release 6/29/2020:
On June 28, 2020, at approximately 10:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 5800 block of Orange Avenue regarding a shooting that resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult laying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Long Beach Fire personnel arrived and ultimately determined the male deceased at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Archie Harris from the City of Bellflower.
The preliminary investigation suggests the suspect is a male adult who fled the scene on foot. Detectives are actively collecting evidence and conducting interviews in an effort to determine what led to the shooting and who is responsible.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Shea Robertson or Travis Harris at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.crimestoppers.org.