Long Beach Man Killed During Possibly Gang-Related Attack
2012-01-06 · By Editor
On Thursday, January 5, 2012, at approximately 12:02 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shooting call in the 2100 block of Orange Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, identified as 19-year-old Jeff Pouncil of Long Beach, who had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital with serious injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was walking northbound on Orange Avenue with a male friend when confronted by the suspect. The suspect opened fire on both subjects, striking only Victim Pouncil, before fleeing. A motive for the shooting is unknown, but the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.
Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.