Police Seek Additional Information in Gang Related Homicide

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On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at approximately 3:20 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the 1400 block of Florida Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they located a male adult with a gunshot wound in the upper torso, identified as 20-year-old Devin Smith of Long Beach, in the courtyard of an apartment complex.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

The incident is being investigated as gang-related and the investigation remains ongoing

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Roger Zottneck and Mark Bigel at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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