An investigation into the murder of 20-year-old Devin Smith has led to the arrest of 23-year-old Long Beach resident Artileus Richardson.
On the afternoon of May 1, Smith was shot in the upper torso near the 1400 block of Florida Street at Tile Ave.; he was pronounced deceased after being transfered to a nearby hospital. Residents on the quiet street just one block south of the busy 4th St. corridor reported hearing a single shot followed by silence and then three repeated shots. The murder was investigated as being gang-reltated.
Richardson is being charged with murder, with gang and weapon penalty enhancements.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Roger Zottneck and Mark Bigel at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), texting TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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