|(March 16, 2021, 10:15 p.m.) -- A man was shot to death earlier today (March 16) in the 1700 block of Alamitos Ave. (just south of PCH near Orange Ave.,CD 6/Saro.) It's the tenth shooting in LB since Jan 1. CD 6 now has the highest number of shootings -- 17 -- with a person struck/wounded, or no person hit with casings found + two homicides.)
The man was found in the 6 a.m. hour and pronounced deceased at the scene by LBFD. Through their subsequent investigation, LBPD detectives concluded that at abut 1:25 a.m., two suspects approached the victim (a man in his 30's) on foot and at least one suspect (perhaps both) opened fire on the victim. The suspects then fled in a vehicle last seen headed north on Orange Ave. toward PCH, LBPD says in its release..
LB's 6th Council district includes the western portion of LB's Cambodia Town. In November 2020, 6th district voters elected Dr. Suely Saro to replace long-term incumbent Dee Andrews. During the campaign, Saro candidly acknowledged that she didn't support restoring LBPD's field anti-gang unit. (During his incumbency, Andrews likewise didn't take action to restore the field anti-gang unit.)Shooting Crime Scenes Jan 1, 2021 to the present
Red = Homicides. Blue = Persons hit. Yellow = Casings found or vehicle or bldg hit
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The City of Long Beach currently provides LB taxpayers with a budgeted sworn police level for routine citywide deployment of roughly 1.6 officers per thousand residents.)
By comparison, L.A and Santa Monica budget roughly 2.49 officers per thousand residents (not including LA Airport/Port police.) Signal Hill, surrounded by Long Beach, budgets roughly 3.15 sworn officers per thousand residents for its taxpayers. [** July 2020 update: LA's City Council adopted a FY202-21 budget that reduced funding for LAPD that will produce a budgeted level by summer 2021 of roughly 2.43 officers/thousand.]
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