Arrest Made in Murder Investigation

Long Beach, CA

UPDATE: On April 4, 2017 detectives from the Long Beach Police Department made an arrest in the murder of Trevor McCrainey, which occurred on March 7, 2017 in the 200 block of Liberty Court. The suspect arrested is Joseph Jeremy Bronson, a 25 year-old resident of Long Beach. He was booked into the Long Beach Jail for murder and attempt murder charges. He is being held on $2 million bail.

On March 7, 2017, at approximately 4:12 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Liberty Court regarding a shots call.

Upon arrival officers found 2 victims with apparent gunshot wounds. The first victim a male adult was determined deceased at the scene with a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The second victim a female adult had gunshot wounds to her upper and lower torso. She was transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire where she is listed in serious but stable condition.

The deceased victim has been identified as Trevor McCrainey, a 22 year-old resident of Long Beach.

The motive for this case is still under investigation but may be an incident of road-rage, after the victims and suspect/s got in an argument at a different location just prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Homicide Detectives Malcolm Evans and Robert Gonzales at (562) 570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may submit a tip through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting