Detectives Seek Help Locating Homicide Suspect

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Francisco Javier Saucedo

On Saturday, March 24, 2012 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue in regards to a call that began as a hit and run incident but ended as a homicide. Detectives have since identified the suspect wanted in this case and are asking the public’s help in locating him.

The morning of the incident, a male adult was driving a green Dodge pick-up truck northbound in the 1100 block of Stanley Avenue when he struck a parked vehicle. A witness to the collision, identified as 27-year-old Yon Chreng of Long Beach, attempted to wave down the driver to keep him from fleeing. At that time, detectives believed the driver aimed his vehicle at Victim Chreng, struck him, and dragged him a short distance before he struck three additional parked vehicles and fled on foot.

Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene. Long Beach Police Accident Investigation detectives responded to the scene, and were later joined by Homicide detectives as the investigation progressed and additional details were learned. The case is currently being investigated as a homicide, however the investigation is ongoing.

On Friday, April 13, 2012, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the suspect, who is identified as 22-year-old Francisco Javier Saucedo, a Hispanic male who stands 5’6”, and weighs 160 pounds. He is bald with brown eyes, and his last known city of residence is Gardena, although he has ties to the Hawthorne area as well.

Anyone who comes in contact with Suspect Francisco Javier Saucedo or knows of his whereabouts should call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes or Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting

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