On Sept. 14, 2022, at approximately 6:19 p.m., officers responded to the area of E. Ocean Boulevard and Corona Avenue regarding the report of a possible dead body and a strong odor emitting from inside a parked vehicle, which was later determined to be a murder.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim seated in a parked vehicle. The victim’s body was decomposing.
The Long Beach Fire Department arrived on the scene and forced entry into the vehicle, and determined the victim deceased at the scene.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator responded to the scene and discovered the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. Currently, detectives are working to determine the motive and circumstances of the incident. No suspect information is known.
The victim has been identified as Deondre Washington, a 41-year-old resident of Los Angeles.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.