Teenaged Suspect Booked for Murder of Stepfather
2013-03-26 · By Editor
On March 24, 2013 at approximately 11:00 p.m., the Long Beach Police Department received a call of a shooting in the area of 69th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, identified as 37-year-old Rogelio Aguirre-Lopez of Compton, down on the ground. Victim Aguirre-Lopez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Witnesses informed officers that the suspect was still in the area, and officers were directed to a nearby apartment complex where they took the suspect into custody.
Based on the preliminary investigation, it was determined there was a dispute between the suspect and the victim, step-father to the suspect, which resulted in the shooting.
The suspect has been identified as 19-year-old Joel Torres of Long Beach. He has been booked for murder and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1,000,000 bail.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Peter Lackovic 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.