Saturday Night Dispute Ends With One Dead, One in Custody

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On Saturday, April 20, 2013, at approximately 9:10 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 1200 block of Phillips Street that resulted in the death of a male adult.

Officers were in the area of Locust Avenue and Home Street investigating an unrelated incident when a vehicle being driven by a female and containing a male gunshot victim drove up to them. Due to the grave condition of the victim, officers immediately transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and a male acquaintance were involved in a dispute in the 1200 block of Phillips Street. When the victim got into a vehicle to leave the location, the male acquaintance fired at the victim, striking him multiple times in the upper torso.

A female then got into the vehicle and attempted to drive the victim, identified as 18-year-old Jamal Lindsey of Long Beach, to the hospital, when she came across officers at the other location and stopped for help.

The investigation led police to a residence in the 1200 block of Phillips Street, where 20-year-old Derome Harper was taken into custody. He has been booked for murder and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail without bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Todd Johnson 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

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