• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach man pleads not guilty to killing his roommate

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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