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Police seeking information related to shooting death of 25-year-old

January 18th, 2013 · No Comments · News

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, at approximately 8:40pm, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officers responded to a shooting call in the 1700 block of Cherry Avenue that resulted in the death of a male adult.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, identified as 25-year-old Levert Johnson, was standing at a bus stop with a group when he was confronted by a male subject. Words were exchanged between the two, and the suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot Johnson, striking him multiple times, according to the LBPD. The suspect then fled from the scene on foot.
Johnson was transported to a local hospital but was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.
The incident is being investigated as gang-related and remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman at (562) 570-5273. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus the tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting lacrimestoppers.org .

Source: LBPD

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