PRESS RELEASE: Murder at 1300 Block of Pine

June 4, 2018

On June 3, 2018 at approximately 2:05 AM, officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Pine Avenue to assist Long Beach Fire who was en route to a call of a male adult suffering from a possible stabbing.

Upon arrival officers found that paramedics had determined the victim deceased at the scene. Officers initial investigation found the victim was involved in a physical altercation and received a traumatic wound to the upper torso, but the cause of that injury is still to be determined.


Homicide detectives responded and are handling the investigation. No arrests have been made.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded and will determine the victim's cause of death and make a positive identification.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call homicide Detectives Oscar Valenzuela 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


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