Detectives Seeking Information Related to a Stabbing Homicide

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Murder investigationOn Tuesday, October 11, 2011, at approximately 8:05 p.m., a male adult subject was the victim of a stabbing in the 400 block of West Anaheim Street, which resulted in his death on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

Based on the preliminary investigation, the victim, identified as 34-year-old Antwan Johnson of Rancho Cucamonga, was walking down the street with a female companion when he was confronted by a group of 3 male Hispanic subjects in their 20’s who proceeded to assault him. During the attack, the victim was stabbed with an unknown object before the suspects fled on foot.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition. This morning, at approximately 4:15 a.m., Victim Johnson was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the incident. Detectives do not believe the victim was a gang-member; however they are investigating this as a gang-related incident and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.

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