LBPD arrest suspect linked to West Long Beach bar shooting
Long Beach Police arrested a Wilmington man under suspicion of murdering an employee at the west Long Beach bar the Crow's Nest.
Salvador Rivera, a 33-year-old resident of Wilmington, faces murder charges in the shooting death of 39-year-old James Lopez.
Rivera was arrested at a traffic stop in Chino and is currently being detained at the Long Beach City jail on a $2,000,000 bail.
A bar worker was shot and killed after getting into a "verbal dispute" with a patron at the West Long Beach bar the Crow's Nest Sunday night, police said.
Gunfire erupted at roughly 10:15, inside the Crow's Nest located on the 1900 block of Willow Street in West Long Beach. The worker sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and later died at a nearby hospital.
The suspect, who remains at large, discharged his weapon multiple times towards the victim.
LBPD officers provided medical aid to the wounded employee, and LBFD transported him to the hospital.