Board of Supervisors Offer $10,000 Reward For Information In Long Beach Murder Case

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Victim Philip Victor Williamson

On Thursday, March 24, 2011 at approximately 10:26 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue regarding a male subject that had sustained a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim, later identified as 29-year-old Los Angeles resident Philip Victor Williamson, was transported by paramedics to a local hospital in critical condition, and was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries the following evening.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has now issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the person or persons responsible for his murder.

Victim Williamson, who was not known to frequent Long Beach, was shot shortly before being found in the alley by a passerby. Investigators have discovered that the victim was involved in the distribution of marijuana, which he obtained in the city of Chico, to various medical marijuana collectives in the Los Angeles County area. They have learned that he may have had several pounds of marijuana and up to $500,000 in cash in his possession at the time of his death, and those items have not been located.

With these new developments in the case, detectives are again traveling to Chico to continue their investigation into this case, and in hopes of locating anyone with information relating to this victim, where he was and who he was with in the days prior to his death.

Anyone who may have information or who can identify potential suspects in this case is strongly urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Scott Lasch or Donald Goodman at (562) 570-7244. Anyone tips may be submitted via text or web by visiting the Long Beach Police Department website, www.longbeach.gov/police or directly to www.tipsoft.com.

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