On Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 9:25 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Wardlow Road and Orange Avenue regarding a possible stabbing, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they encountered a male subject with stab wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics, where he was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
The preliminary investigation determined the suspect vehicle, being driven by a male subject, may have struck the victim as he was crossing the street. The victim and male subject then became involved in a dispute, which resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim. The suspect then fled northbound on Orange Avenue, in a white vehicle.
The victim is only being identified as a 51-year-old resident of Long Beach, pending notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Donald Collier 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org.