Shots Fired At A Parked/Unoccupied Vehicle, 2300 block Olive; LBPD Locates/Arrests Suspect

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(Sept. 11, 2018. 11:55 a.m.) -- Someone fired shots at an unoccupied vehicle on 23rd. St. near Olive Ave. (6th Council district) last night (Sept. 10) and LBPD has a suspect in custody.

It's the third shooting in LB's 6th Council district within three days (one of which was a homicide, coverage here and here) A continually updated chart on's front page (right column) shows Vice Mayor Andrews' 6th district currently has had the second highest number of LB shootings since Aug. 1 (the day after Mayor Garcia recommended a FY19 budget that restores 5 net citywide deployable officers, leaving 186 such officers unrestored; the Council approval vote was 9-0.)

LBPD Public Information Officer Alvino Herrera tells that at roughly 11:01 p.m., officers responded to a shots-fired call in the 800 block of E. 23rd St. (near Olive Ave.) and found a vehicle struck by multiple bullet rounds as well as casings near the vehicle.

PIO Herrera says:

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While assisting officers were responding to the call, they observed a vehicle driving away from the area of the call. The vehicle was being driven by a male Hispanic in his 20ís, with a shaved head and wearing a black shirt. Through their continued investigation, officers later found the vehicle unoccupied vehicle in the 1000 block of Cherry Avenue. While investigating the vehicle, officers observed a handgun inside. While impounding the vehicle for further investigation, a subject walked out a nearby residence and claimed responsibility for the vehicle. Officers detained the subject and positively identified him as the subject seen driving the vehicle away from the shooting area.

LBPD arrested/booked Raymond Walker, 21, of Long Beach on suspicion of shooting at an unoccupied vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed weapon.



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. 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:




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