Suspect in Long Beach fatal shooting taken into custody
Long Beach, California – Long Beach police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a man on Monday evening in Long Beach.
Officers were sent late Monday evening, at approximately 10:30 p.m., to the 4900 block of Long Beach Boulevard in response to a report of a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, the man was already dead when responding crews arrived.
Authorities said the initial investigation has shown that the incident may have been gang-related.
Witnesses at the scene gave a description of the suspect responsible for the death of the man to police, and one day later, on Tuesday, they arrested him.
The shooter was a 23-year-old Long Beach resident, Marco Quintanilla Ortega. According to the police, a handgun was discovered in his possession and seized during the course of the arrest.
Ortega is being held on $2 million bail on one count of suspicion of murder.
Authorities were not able to ascertain a motive in the incident yet.
The name of the victim was not made public at the time of this writing.
Anyone who has information on the incident may reach Homicide Detectives Juan Carlos Reyes and Sean Magee at 562-570-7244.