Store Clerk Shot; Detectives Seek Additional Information
2014-03-26 · By Editor
On Monday, March 24, 2014, around 7:50 p.m., Long Beach Police were dispatched to the area of 7th Street and Cerritos Avenue regarding an unknown trouble call, possibly involving an assault with a deadly weapon. Arriving officers determined a robbery to a business in the 1100 block of E. 7th Street occurred and the lone employee sustained a gunshot wound to the upper torso.
Long Beach Fire Department paramedics transported the male adult victim, in critical condition, to a local hospital.
Due to the extent of the victim’s injuries, Homicide detectives responded to the scene. Officers worked diligently throughout the night to collect evidence, review witness statements, and seek out any video surveillance that may have captured useful information.
The preliminary investigation indicated a male suspect entered the mini-market, fired a weapon toward the clerk, striking him in the upper torso, and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. The suspect remains outstanding.
Detectives continue to review video in an effort to develop a suspect description and the investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information 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.