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A local man accused of stabbing his roommate to death pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Wednesday.


The latest: 51-year-old Eric Doore was charged with stabbing his roommate to death, 67-year-old Ricky Rodriguez, multiple times to his upper body on May 23rd.

  • According to police, the two men shared an apartment at the Village at Cabrillo, and both were veterans.

  • Doore is still in custody, and his bail was set at $2 million.

Where things stand:

Officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Williams Street in West Long Beach after receiving a call regarding "a stabbing between roommates."

  • The arriving officers found a man suffering from multiple stab wounds and rendered medical attention until Long Beach Fire arrived, but the victim would later die at the scene.

The investigation:

Police say a fight broke out between the victim and his roommate inside their home that intensified into a stabbing.

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Authorities have identified the person who died following a skirmish with two masked men in North Long Beach.


Details:

The LA County Cornor's Office identified the victim as 31-year-old Los Angeles resident Jerrell Lee Belvin.


Previously reported:

Police were dispatched to the 100 block of West Forhan Street concerning reports of gunfire. When officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a man on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper and lower torso, LBPD says.

  • Investigators think the victim was accosted by two men who confronted the victim at gunpoint. At least one of the two suspects fired multiple shots, striking the victim.

  • Detectives haven't ascertained the motive or the suspect's identity, only that the two suspects wore "dark clothing and mask," and were last seen heading west on West Forhan Street.


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9th District City Councilmember and Vice Mayor Rex Richardson announced on Thursday that he would run for re-election for his Long Beach City Council seat in 2022.


Details:

Richardson, a 38-year-old Democrat, who was first elected to his seat in 2014, was appointed to the South Coast Air Quality Management District last December and currently serves as the president of the Southern California Association of Governments.


Why it matters:

There was speculation about Mayor Garcia's future as either joining the Biden Administration or being appointed to fulfill Vice President Kamala Harris's old senate seat. That speculation opened the possibility of Richardson becoming acting mayor.

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