LONG BEACH, Calif. – Authorities Thursday said an arrest has been made in connection with a Dec. 20 shooting of a man in Long Beach.
Officers dispatched on Dec. 20, about 1:05 a.m., to a shots fired call in the 2800 block of Seventh Street located a man with a gunshot wound to the lower body, the Long Beach Police Department reported.
Paramedics rushed him to a hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
“Through the preliminary investigation, officers learned a male adult suspect shot the victim, then ran way from the area,” according to a news statement.
Police said gang detectives gather evidence over the subsequent weeks and generated leads to identify a suspect.
Detectives located Erick Bryant Jr., 35, at about 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Gladys Avenue, where he was detained and arrested.
A search warrant at Bryant’s home turned up a firearm and several rounds of ammunition.
He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, felony possession of a firearm and felony possession of ammunition. His bail was set at $1 million.