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Argument among brothers results in stabbing death

August 2nd, 2013 · No Comments · News

An altercation between two brothers has resulted in the stabbing death of one of them, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).
On Saturday, July 27, at about 12:15am, LBPD officers responded to a possible stabbing in the area of Elm Avenue and Louise Street. Officers located a stabbing victim who was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Long Beach resident Geovany Ortiz.
The suspect was located nearby and taken into custody. He has been identified as 22-year-old Long Beach resident Israel Ortiz, who is the victim’s brother. He has been booked for murder.
According to the LBPD, the brothers had engaged in an argument that led to the stabbing.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call homicide detective Peter Lackovic or Hugo Cortes at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be reported to lacrimestoppers.org .

Source: LBPD

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