LONG BEACH (CNS) – A 41-year-old man was in custody Thursday for allegedly fatally shooting a man whom police say was living with the suspect’s former girlfriend in Long Beach.
The crime was reported about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 6200 block of California Avenue, about a block east of Houghton Park, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
“Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim with life-threatening injuries to his upper body,” police said in a statement. “The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.”
The wounded man, in his 40s, died at a hospital, police said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.
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Oscar Alejandro Chan of Long Beach was arrested later on Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder, suspicion of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and suspicion of illegal possession of ammunition, police said. He was being held on $2 million bail.
Chan’s criminal record was not immediately disclosed.
Detectives plan to present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office later this week for filing consideration, police said.
“Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate and determined the suspect … arrived unannounced at the home of the victim and his former girlfriend,” police said in a statement.
“He entered the home, got into a physical fight with the victim, shot the victim and left the scene by unknown means prior to the officers’ arrival,” police said.
Chan was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Fe Springs, police said.
“Detectives believe that the shooting was related to a dispute involving Chan’s former girlfriend and the victim,” police said. “However, the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes at 562-570-7244. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.