• Matt Esnayra

Fugitive Murder Suspect Recaptured in Cypress, Back in LBPD Custody

Photo Courtesy Long Beach Police

Steven Manzo, the Hawaiian Gardens resident accused of killing a 24-year-old man in 2018, was recaptured during a traffic stop in Cypress earlier Monday, per NBC 4.


According to NBC 4, Manzo was apprehended during a traffic stop in Cypress as a result of several law enforcement agencies working together, including the US Marshals fugitive task force, which searched across Southern California and into Mexico before zeroing in on an Orange County motel.

  • LASD says the Fugitive Task Force "observed Manzo get into a grey Nissan Sentra" with several other people and was followed the car to Cypress

  • Cypress police conducted a "high risk traffic stop" and Manzo was taken into custody without incident.

  • Manzo was booked back into custody at the Long Beach Police Department where he is being held on $4,090,000 bail. The criminal case involving Manzo is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department, LA Sheriffs Department said via a statement.

Quick Refresher:

Steven Manzo was arrested last year for the 2018 murder of Salvador Corrales. Manzo was scheduled to be in the Long Beach courthouse for a preliminary hearing but was erroneously released on March 9. He left the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood. He then ran across the 101 Freeway while wearing jail clothes, causing a temporary closure of the freeway for about 30 minutes.

  • Almost immediately after Manzo's escape,, the Long Beach Police Department, the LA County Sheriffs, and prosecutors continue to blame each other for the mishap.

  • Manzo is facing one count each of murder, attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, possession for sale of methamphetamine, and sale or transportation of methamphetamine, per LBP.

  • Manzo's co-defendants, Gabriel Ivan Martinez and Daniel Alberto Cardona are charged with robbery and drug counts.

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