Teenager arrested in connection with deadly shooting in Long Beach

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A 16-year-old boy is in custody charged with shooting and killing a man in Long Beach on Friday afternoon.

The unidentified teenager was arrested after police were dispatched to a home in the 3100 block of West Spring Street for a shooting report. Police arrived around 3:25 p.m. and found a man inside a residence with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body.

An ambulance took the man to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He was meidentified as Louis Longeno, a 19-year-old Maywood resident.

During their investigation, police learned that the shooting suspect was inside a nearby residence. The police set up a perimeter around the house and called a local SWAT team to help.

At one point, however, police learned that the suspect was not at home, but planned to turn into a police officer at the station. At approximately 6:15 p.m., the 16-year-old turned himself in to police at the Police Department’s Public Safety Building at 400 W. Broadway.

He has since been jailed where he is being held without bond pending a murder charge.

The motive for the shooting is being investigated by Long Beach police and charges are expected to be formally filed early next week.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee and Juan Carlos Reyes at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can also be made online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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