Arrest Made and Charges Filed in July 4th Murder

On Friday, July 10th, 2015, detectives from the Long Beach Police Department arrested an individual in connection with the July 4th murder of 38-year-old Allen Estes of Long Beach, and charges have been filed.

On Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at approximately 5:27 a.m., officers responded to Anaheim Street and Dawson Avenue in regards to an unresponsive subject who sustained injuries from being stabbed, and was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

With the assistance of a tip from the public, detectives were able to identify 24-year-old Norman Matthew Perdon of Long Beach as a potential suspect. Detectives investigated this lead and arrested Perdon last Friday in the 1400 block of Walnut Avenue. Perdon and the victim were former roommates and it is believed the motive for the murder is related to an ongoing dispute.

This morning, detectives presented the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office who filed murder and weapons charges against Perdon. He is currently being held at the Long Beach Jail on $1,020,000 bail.