18-year-old LB resident charged with recent murder, attempted murder

On Jan. 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against a suspect believed to be responsible for the Jan. 5, 2012 murder of 19-year-old Jeff Pouncil of Long Beach and the attempted murder of a 19-year-old male from Long Beach who was with Pouncil at the time of the shooting, which occurred in the area of 21st Street and Orange Avenue at approximately 12:02pm.
Through their investigation, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) homicide detectives were led to 18-year-old Andre Bisserup of Long Beach as the person they believe responsible for what they determined was a gang-motivated shooting. Detectives learned that he had been arrested on Jan. 6, 2012, by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on an unrelated grand-theft property charge, and he remains in their custody.
On Jan. 18, detectives presented their case to the District Attorney’s office, who filed one count of murder and one count of attempted murder with gang allegations against Bisserup. He will be arraigned in Long Beach Superior Court, Department J, on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Anyone who may have information related to this shooting is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans or Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting tipsoft.com.

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