On Sept. 20, 2021, at approximately 12:15 p.m., officers were dispatched to a reported traffic collision involving a male pedestrian bleeding and on the ground at the intersection of Louise Street and Linden Avenue, which later resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult in the driveway of a residence in the 5400 Block of Linden Avenue. The male was suffering wounds from an apparent edged weapon attack. Personnel from the Long Beach Fire Department arrived and despite live-saving efforts, determined the victim deceased at the scene.
At approximately 12:55 p.m., an additional calling party reported an abandoned car in an alleyway in the 200 block of E. 56th Street, approximately one-half mile from where the victim was located. Officers arrived at the second scene and observed a sedan containing evidence, suggesting the stabbing occurred inside the car.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving the suspect in a car on Linden Avenue when the suspect launched an attack on the victim. The victim exited the car and walked up the nearest driveway before collapsing. The suspect entered the driver seat and drove the car a short distance from the scene before abandoning it and fleeing in an unknown direction.
The victim has not been identified and is described only as a male in his forties or fifties. The Department of the Los Angeles Medical Examiner-Coroner will work to identify the victim and notify next of kin.
Detectives are actively working the scene, collecting evidence, and canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses. A motive for the incident is not yet known and there is no suspect description.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Adrian Garcia, Juan Carlos Reyes, or Jose Rodriguez at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.