Man Booked For Murder in Stabbing Case

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On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 2000 block of Locust Avenue regarding a call of a person screaming, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered a male adult inside a residence who appeared to have sustained stab wounds to the upper torso. Officers detained an adult male who may have been involved in the incident. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics responded and the victim was determined deceased at the scene. He has been identified as Akheem Johnson, 27 years old, of Long Beach.

The Department of Child and Family Services responded to assist the two young children who were asleep in the residence at the time of the incident.

A motive is unknown; however the preliminary investigation indicated that an argument ensued and it escalated to a stabbing.

Twenty-nine-year-old Bryant Keith Underwood of Lake Elsinore was booked for murder and is being held in Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000.00 bail.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Todd Johnson and Roger Zottneck at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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