Long Beach Man Charged with June Murder of 20-Year-Old, Bail Set at $3 Million

A Long Beach man was charged with murder on Tuesday in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting in June that left a 20-year-old dead, authorities announced.

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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Luis Jerardo Reyes, 27, with with murder, attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and a gang enhancement, on Tuesday, November 24, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Authorities said Reyes is connected with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Long Beach resident Anthony Holston.

On June 5, officers responded to the 1200 block of East 17th Street at about 10:00PM where they found Holston with gunshot wounds in the upper body.

Police believed Holston and a group male suspects had been in a dispute before they exchanged gunfire.

Long Beach officers arrested Reyes on Friday, November 20 after an extensive investigation.

The suspect is currently being held in Los Angeles County Jail on a $3 million bail.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the murder is urged to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Hugo Cortes and Oscar Valenzuela at 562.570.7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

 



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