On Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at approximately 3:55am, Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 200 block of W. 14th Street, which resulted in Fils’s death. When officers arrived, they discovered him down in the street. He was transported to a local hospital by paramedics and was pronounced deceased a few hours later.
Detectives do not believe Fils was a gang member, and a motive for the shooting is still unknown. However, detectives are hopeful that someone with information regarding the shooting will come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Terri Hubert and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1 (800) 222-TIPS, texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES, or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .