• Matt Esnayra

Prior Hit-&-Run becomes a murder investigation

Updated: Jul 26, 2020


The LBPD is investigating the incident as a murder due to new information gathered by detectives. Investigators now believe the van's driver was assisting the victim and did not strike the victim as previously reported. It is now alleged the victim died due to injuries he withstood when he was flung from the hood of the suspect(s) car. The LBPD is asking for the public's help by issuing video footage:

  • The suspect vehicle is described only as a gray or silver four-door sedan.


Previously reported:

One man was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday night near Anaheim Street and Magnolia Avenue in the Washington neighborhood of Long Beach, per KTLA.


The LBPD received an emergency call just before 10:30 p.m. that a man was holding onto the hood of a dark-colored SUV; he was flung off the dark-colored SUV as it turned and then hit by another vehicle.

  • Both drivers fled the scene, and the identity of the victim was not released.

  • Police believe the victim may have been a security guard who was trying to stop a thief at a liquor store.

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