Police Arrest Man For June Murder

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Long Beach Police arrested a man in connection with a murder that occurred earlier this year.

On June 22, 2015, about 8:45 a.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of the 800 block of Cedar Avenue regarding a shooting call, which resulted in the death of 37-year-old Douglas Wilson of Long Beach.

On August 1, 2015, about 5:50 p.m., officers initiated an investigation involving a vehicle in the 1300 block of Ohio Avenue. A passenger, who officers recognized as a subject wanted in connection with the June homicide, fled from the vehicle. Officers established a containment perimeter to locate the subject with the assistance of air support and K9 services. Around 8:15 p.m., 26-year-old Jorge Luis Cruz of Long Beach was taken into custody.

On August 3, 2015, Jorge Luis Cruz appeared in Long Beach Superior Court; however, his arraignment in connection with the murder of Douglas Wilson was postponed until August 18, 2015. He is currently being held in Los Angeles County Jail on $2,000,000 bail.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the murder is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Oscar Valenzuela 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 www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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