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The Long Beach Police Department has arrested a male suspect accused of stabbing a woman to death in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach Sunday afternoon, police say.


According to police, on November 22, officers received the initial call around 1:10 p.m. and were sent to the 1400 block of Chestnut Ave to assist Long Beach Fire with an "unwelcome person call" that soon developed into a murder investigation .

  • When the officers arrived at the scene, they found a female victim lying on the ground in the courtyard suffering from stab wounds to her upper body.

  • Life-saving measures were taken, but the victim would later die at the scene from her injuries.

  • The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Vanessa Chacon, a resident of Long Beach.

  • Investigators believe that the victim and the suspect engaged in a "verbal dispute," then the situation intensified, ending in the death of the victim.

  • Detectives arrested 23-year-old Daquan Ross at his residence in Los Angeles. Ross was booked for murder into the Long Beach Police Department jail and held on $2,000,000 bail.

According to a news release from police, a pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle as he crossed an un-marked crosswalk at Pacific Coast Highway and Park Avenue near the Traffic Circle.


On November 21, police arrived at the scene at around 5:30 p.m Saturday to find a man lying in the street.

  • LBFD arrived at the scene and provided medical attention, but the victim would succumb to his injuries.

  • The vehicle involved was a 2019 Kia driven by a 66-year-old, who remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

  • LBPD did not reveal the identity of the dead pedestrian.

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Sunday that he and his family are self-quarantining after being exposed to a California Highway Patrol officer who tested positive for coronavirus.

  • The governor’s office said Newsom and his family heard about the exposure on Friday and were tested for the virus Sunday morning. Their results came back negative, and they will continue to get tested regularly, per the LA Times.

Why it matters:

Gov. Newsom has received criticism for attending a birthday party with a lobbyist at an expensive Napa Valley restaurant without wearing a mask and not social distancing with a group of people of different households. All of these are health guidelines Newsom has been advising Californians to follow to slow the virus's spread. Newsom has since apologized for attending the party.

What he's saying:

Newsom tweeted, "Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who had tested positive for COVID-19," and the governor would also go on to say that he and his wife "had no direct interaction with the officer and wish them a speedy recovery. Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today. However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days."