LBPD Investigates As Murder After A Resident Is Beaten/Seriously Injured Confronting A Trespasser To His Home, Area Alamitos/8th St...And The Victim Dies A Week Later is reader and advertiser supported. Support independent news in LB similar to the way people support NPR and PBS stations. We're not non-profit so it's not tax deductible but $49.95 (less than an annual dollar a week) helps keep us online.
(Feb 12, 2019) -- LBPD is investigating as murder what took place on the night of Feb. 5 in the area of Alamitos Ave./8th St. (1st district) where investigators believe a 66-year old resident was beaten/seriously injured after confronting a trespasser to his home and a day later, the victim took himself to a hospital where he died a week after the attack.

In a Feb. 12 release, LBPD states:

On February 5, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m., patrol officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Alamitos Avenue regarding a battery incident where the victim reported being physically attacked by a male adult.

When officers arrived, they located 66-year-old Lewis Haller of Long Beach, with injuries to his upper torso. Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded and treated the victim on scene.

On February 6, 2019, officers were dispatched to a local hospital regarding a victim of an assault with a deadly weapon who had self-transported to the hospital. Officers identified him as victim Haller from the battery incident from the previous night. Due to the severity of the injuries, homicide detectives were called out to initiate an investigation.

Further investigation found that Haller was attacked when he confronted the suspect who was trespassing his residence. The suspect then fled the scene prior to officer's arrival.

On February 12, 2019, the Long Beach Police Department received notification that victim Haller was pronounced deceased due to the injuries sustained on February 5th.

Witnesses described the suspect as a male black in his 40's, approximately 6'0, large build, and wearing a light-colored top, with dark jeans and shoes. The investigation remains on-going.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard and Adrian Garcia at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting

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Jan 1, 2018 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; Blue * asterisk=victim hit, police unable to locate crime scene. Map is unofficial. A separate map (not shown here) shows shootings in NLB.

For context, provides a map below showing cumulated shootings in the area Jan. 1, 2014-Dec. 31, 2017 (covers Councilwoman Gonzalez's incumbency which began mid-July 2014, preceded by Councilman (now Mayor) Robert Garcia.)






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