Detectives Investigate Daisy Avenue Homicide; Additional Information Sought

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On Friday, August 16, 2013, at approximately 6:25 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 400 block of Daisy Avenue regarding a stabbing call, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they located the victim on the sidewalk. He had been stabbed in the upper torso and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Raul Sanchez of Long Beach.

The preliminary investigation determined that the victim had been involved in a physical altercation with an unknown person(s) prior to the stabbing, and the incident is being investigated as gang-related.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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