Wanted Murder Suspect Arrested in Cleveland, Ohio

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murder suspect arrestedThe Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce an arrest in the February 1, 2012 murder of a 60-year-old Long Beach man.

On Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at approximately 6:40 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a “shots fired” call in the 200 block of East Arbor Street. When officers arrived, they discovered 60-year-old Marvin Williams had sustained a gunshot wound to his torso. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim was confronted by an unknown suspect prior to the shooting. After a thorough follow-up investigation, homicide investigators determined a confrontation occurred between the victim and his neighbor, 56-year-old Mark Thurwachter, which resulted in a shooting.

On March 28, 2012, the Regional Transit Authority Police in Cleveland, Ohio, detained the suspect while conducting a fare evasion investigation and discovered he had an outstanding murder warrant for his arrest. The suspect was immediately arrested and is currently awaiting extradition back to Long Beach.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch or Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting www.tipsoft.com.

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