' Midafternoon Homicide, Man Is Fatally Shot In Neighborhood About A Block North of Poly High (Near Myrtle Ave.)

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UPDATE w/ LBPD Release: Midafternoon Homicide, Man Is Fatally Shot In Neighborhood About A Block North of Poly High (Near Myrtle Ave.)

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(Aug. 18, 2017, 11:15 p.m.) -- In a release today (Aug. 18), LBPD provides details on yesterday's (Aug. 17) homicide previously reported by LBREPORT.com.

[LBPD release text] On August 17, 2017, at approximately 2:30 pm officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Myrtle regarding a shooting that just occurred.

Upon arrival officers found a male adult in a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso. He was subsequently transported by LB Fire to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The officers' investigation determined the shooting occurred in 900 block Dayman and the victim drove to the 1900 block of Myrtle where he ended up crashing into a parked vehicle.

Further investigation led officers to a residence in the 900 block of Dayman as a possible location of interest. Officers surrounded the location and made attempts to call anyone who was inside to exit but there was no response. The Long Beach PD SWAT Team was then activated, and the incident was handled as a possible barricade situation.

SWAT eventually deployed tear gas into the resident, and shortly thereafter a female adult subject exited, and was detained. No other occupants were found in the house. The female was then interviewed by detectives and released.

The victim has been identified as Joseph Patton Jr. a 24 year-old resident of Torrance. >[?The incident is being investigated as possibly gang related.

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2014 to date: Red Xs=homicides; Blue Xs= shootings, person wounded; Brown Xs=shots fired at victim(s), not hit; Purple Xs=shots at occupied residence/vehicle; Green Xs= shots at unoccupied vehicle/residence; Grey Xs=shots fired (no hit, no target identified); Orange X's=non-fatal stabbings. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) indicates add'l shootings in NLB.

(Aug. 17, 2017, 6:25 p.m.) -- The man found shot this afternoon in the area north of Poly High near Myrtle Ave. has been pronounced deceased. SWAT is now active in the area.
(August 17, 2017, 4:50 p.m.) -- Initial information is sketchy but LBPD confirms that a man (adult) was shot at midafternoon today (Aug. 17) in the neighborhood about a block north of Poly High near Myrtle Ave. (just west of MLK Ave., 6th Council district.)

LBPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Brad Johnson says that officers found the man with a gunshot wound in a vehicle in the 1900 block of Myrtle Ave, but officers subsequently determined that the shooting occurred in the 900 block of Dayman St. and the victim drove to the 1900 block of Myrtle where he crashed into a parked vehicle.

The situation was fluid at midafternoon with LBPD's investigation ongoing. The crime scene is a couple of blocks west and about a block north of the former location of "World Famous VIP Records" on PCH (east of MLK.)

Further as we learn it.

LBPD's investigation is ongoing.

Other recent shootings:

  • Aug. 15: Person (gender, age uncertain) is shot/wounded, 2600 block of E. 56th St. (8th district, coverage here.)
  • Aug 12: Man shot to death, 7th/Orange Ave. (border 1st/2nd Council districts, coverage here)
  • Aug. 7: 2300 block E. 14th St., man is shot (coverage here.)
  • Aug. 1: 1300 block Taper St. (SW of Wardlow Rd/710 freeway), man and woman shot/wounded (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 1700 block Daisy Ave. (1st dist.), vehicles hit by gunfire (coverage here.)
  • July 22, 400 block Maine (1st dist.) man is shot/killed in 2 a.m. hour. (coverage here)
  • July 16, Harbor Ave./PCH (1st dist.), person(s) fires shots in area of family/friends outdoor gathering, no person(s) hit (coverage here)
  • July 16, 15th/Rose (6th dist.), male juvenile shot
  • July 15, MLK/PCH (6th dist.), group of four male and female Blacks and Samoan juveniles approached by two Hispanic men or older juveniles who exit vehicle; one produces a handgun and fires at the group; one victim hit







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