LONG BEACH, CA – On 10/17/2022, at approximately 5:35 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue regarding a report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a female adult victim suffering from stab wounds to the upper body. The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Homicide detectives responded to the scene to further investigate the incident. Detectives are also investigating two separate non-fatal stabbing incidents with similar circumstances that occurred this morning:
On 10/17/22, at approximately 6:25 a.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Olive regarding a report of a stabbing. Officers located a male adult victim suffering stab wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On 10/17/22, at approximately 7:05 a.m., officers responded to the area of Ocean and 4th Place regarding a report of a stabbing. Officers identified two male victims suffering stab wounds to the upper body. One victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries; the other victim was treated at the scene by responding LBPD officers.
Officers have arrested a male adult suspect in possession of a knife at the scene of Ocean and 4th Place. The suspect is believed to be a person experiencing homelessness.
Due to the similar circumstances among the incidents, detectives are working to determine if the stabbings are related and to determine the suspect’s involvement in each incident.
At this time, we do not believe there is an active threat to public safety.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detail at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), or downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.