Update on 3/09/20:
On Monday, March 9, 2020, detectives presented their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office where charges were filed against Steven Manzo for the July 26, 2018 shooting death of Salvador Corrales.
Detectives additionally presented evidence indicating Edith Gonzalez, a 33-year-old female resident of Hawaiian Gardens, was present when the shooting occurred and aided in the incident. The evidence was reviewed and murder charges were filed against Gonzalez, who was already serving a sentence at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Los Angeles for unrelated charges.
Original Release Published on 3/06/20:
On July 26, 2018, at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to a parking lot located in the 6700 block of Cherry Avenue regarding a report of shots fired, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
At the time, officers did not locate any victims at the scene, however, they did locate evidence of a shooting in an area of the parking lot.
On the same day, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a shooting victim inside a vehicle in the 5800 block of Florence Avenue in the City of Bell Gardens. The victim succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Salvador Corrales, a 24-year-old resident of Los Angeles.
Evidence collected by the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) led to a connection between the shooting in Long Beach and victim Corrales. On July 28, 2018, LBPD Homicide detectives assumed the investigation.
Through their investigation, detectives identified 23-year-old Steven Manzo of Hawaiian Gardens as the suspect responsible for the shooting. Detectives have collected evidence suggesting Corrales and Manzo were known to each other and agreed to meet in the parking lot, where they became involved in a dispute, which led to the shooting.
On March 5, 2020, detectives took Manzo into custody near his residence in the 22300 block of Horst Avenue. Manzo was booked for murder and is currently being held in the Long Beach City Jail on $2,000,000 bail.
Detectives anticipate presenting their case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office early next week for filing consideration.
Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Oscar Valenzuela and Eric Thai 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.