On Thursday, December 10, 2015, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an assault with a deadly weapon call, in the area of Orange Avenue and Washington Street. Officers located a male adult who had been struck in the upper body by gunfire. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported him, in serious condition, to a local hospital.
The preliminary investigation indicated a male subject approached the victim, fired at him, and fled before officers arrived.
On December 11, 2015, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Roosevelt Keondrae Newton of Long Beach. A motive for the shooting is unknown and the suspect is outstanding. The incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.
The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch, Michael Hubbard, and Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org