• Matt Esnayra

17-Year-Old Suspect Arrested in Connection to Long Beach Shooting

Long Beach police announced a third arrest related to the 2020 murder of 22-year-old Gardena resident Austin Thai.


According to the police, the 17-year-old suspect was arrested at the Central Juvenile Hall in Los Angeles. The suspect was facing charges not related to the shooting. The suspect is currently at the Long Beach City Jail and has been formally charged with one count of murder.

  • In September, police arrested 30-year-old Long Beach resident Stephen Duong and a 16-year-old girl for their alleged involvement in Thai’s murder. Both of which are facing murder charges.

  • Duong has since pleaded not guilty and is being held on a $2 million bail, per LBP.

  • Investigators think Thai was "lured to the murder location by one of the juveniles," when the victim arrived, a short conversation transpired, which intensified to a shooting.

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