Two Juveniles Charged in Recent Murder

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Long Beach Crime

The Long Beach Police Department is pleased to announce that charges have been filed against two male juveniles who were arrested in connection with the October 31, 2014 murder of 19-year-old Enrique Avila of Long Beach.

Long Beach Police Homicide detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and one count of murder, in addition to gang enhancements, were filed against the two 17-year-olds, one from Long Beach, and the other from Compton.

One suspect was taken into custody on December 12th, and the other turned himself in on December 17th, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Both are awaiting their preliminary hearing; unknown date.

On October 31, 2014, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Long Beach Police responded to the 200 block of E. 68th street regarding a stabbing that just occurred.

Upon arrival officers found Victim Avila who had sustained serious injuries as a result of the stabbing. He was transported by Long Beach Fire to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Donald Goodman and Mark Mattia at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit

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