Police Seeking Additional Info in Possible Gang Related Murder Investigation

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On Sunday, November 3, 2013, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to a fight call in the 1900 block of Locust Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, they discovered 51-year-old Anthony Ramirez laying in the street. He appeared to be the victim of a stabbing and was transported by Long Beach Fire Department paramedics to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

A motive for the stabbing is unknown; however, the preliminary investigation indicated that he may have been involved in a physical fight with a group of subjects prior to the stabbing.

No suspect information is available, and the incident is being investigated as possibly gang-related.

Anyone with info is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch and Donald Goodman 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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