UPDATE: Victim in Last Week's Fatal Shooting Identified as Long Beach Woman

UPDATE: Authorities have identified a woman fatally shot in Long Beach’s South Wrigley District last week.

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Long Beach resident Jerica Owens, 25, was identified by the coroner’s office as the victim killed in last Tuesday’s shooting.

Eric Jerome Williams was being held on $1 million bail in connection to Owens’ death.

City News Service contributed to this report.

PREVIOUSLY: UPDATE: Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Shooting in Long Beach

12/22/15 at 06:03PM | Long Beach police have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman Tuesday morning in the city’s South Wrigley district, authorities have announced.

Long Beach resident Eric Jerome Williams Jr., 29, was booked for murder and is being held at Long Beach City Jail on $1 million bail, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

Officers responded to the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue on Tuesday, December 22, at about 8:30AM regarding a possible domestic violence incident in progress, authorities said.

A female victim was found in an alley with multiple gunshot injuries and declared dead by paramedics. Authorities believe a male suspect shot the victim and fled the scene with a toddler before officers arrived.

A responding officer saw a man matching the suspect description at an apartment building on the 1800 block of Chestnut Avenue. A containment perimeter was then established, officials said.

“Believing the child may be in further danger, officers forced entry into an apartment unit and rescued him,” the LBPD stated.

Two men, including Williams, were detained at the location.

The unharmed boy is in the custody of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Any relationship between the child, the men and the victim is unclear at the moment.

A motive is unknown and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Homicide Detectives T. Hubert, S. Irving, and O. 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 visitwww.LACrimeStoppers.org.

PREVIOUSLY: Woman Dead, Toddler Rescued in Long Beach Domestic Violence Incident

12/22/15 at 10:52AM | A woman was fatally shot during an alleged domestic violence incident in Long Beach Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue at 8:30AM on Tuesday, December 22, where they found the woman on the ground in an alley with an apparent gunshot injury, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

The woman was declared dead at the scene.

Officials said the male suspect had fled with a toddler after the shooting, but officers were able to rescue the unharmed child, Arrona said.

The boy was checked by paramedics and is currently being cared for by officers who are working with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services.

Officers detained two subjects of interest near an apartment building on the 1800 block of Chestnut Avenue, one of whom detectives believe is the suspect, according to Arrona.

Authorities are still unsure of the relationship between the parties. The investigation remains ongoing.

No additional information was available at this time. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

This story was updated at 12:28PM with information on the toddler and the suspect.

 

 



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