(June 14, 2004) -- Two men are in LBPD custody -- and booked for murder -- within hours after a drive-by shooting in the 900 block of Cerritos Ave.
Police responded to a report of gunshots heard at 1:30 a.m. Sunday June 13 and found 21-year old Jose Corona mortally wounded; he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
LBPD say witnesses described the suspects as Asian gang members in a light colored SUV...and alert patrol officers searched known gang haunts and stopped a light-colored SUV, arresting the driver, Jimmy Kamnoi, 21, of Long Beach.
Evidence collected during the investigation led to two search warrants on Sunday afternoon, one served by SWAT officers in the 1300 block of Dawson Ave. and the other by Homicide and Gang Detectives in the 1400 block of St. Louis Ave.
As a result of these warrants, Sambath Horn, 21, of Long Beach was also arrested.
Both suspects are in the LB city jail on $1 million bail each.
LBPD says the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Homicide Detective Mark McGuire at (562) 570-7244.