On Saturday, September 8, 2018, at approx. 2:00 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Rhea Street to assist the Long Beach Fire Department with a person down call, which resulted in the death of male adult.
When officers arrived, they located the victim on the sidewalk in front a residence, who had been struck in the upper torso by gunfire. The victim was determined deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the identity of the victim, and make notification to next of kin.
There is no suspect information available. A motive or whether the shooting is gang-related is unknown and remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.