Long Beach
Police Department

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400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
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On Monday, October 3, 2016, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Avenue to assist Long Beach Fire Department with an individual lying in the street.

Arriving officers located a male adult who sustained multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Sergio Diaz Acosta, 25 years old and a resident of Long Beach.

The incident is being investigated as gang related.

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

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Shea Robertson 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.