Man Dead, Woman Injured During North Long Beach Shooting

A man was killed and a woman was injured during a shooting in North Long Beach Wednesday afternooon, according to authorities. Police arrested a man in connection to the incident.

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Police who responded to a shots heard call near the 5400 block of Atlantic Avenue at 4:35PM found the two victims, according to officials.

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) personnel transported the woman to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and determined the man dead at the scene, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

The male victim was found outside of a residence but not visible from street view, she added.

Officials said the suspect fled before officers arrived, but he was eventually taken into custody at about 7:45PM following combined efforts by detectives, patrol officers and communications operators. The suspect, identified as 61-year-old Long Beach resident Sotero Monteon, was found near Lime Avenue and South Street.

"The suspect was confronted by detectives, complied with lawful orders and was taken into custody without incident," officials stated. 

Monteon was booked for murder, felon in possession of a firearm, and outstanding warrants. He is being held at Long Beach City Jail with bail set at over $2 million. 

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident. The motive for the shooting is unknown. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Long Beach Police Homicide Detectives Peter Lackovic, Sean Irving, and Oscar Valenzuela at 562.570.7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through "LA Crime Stoppers" by calling 1.800.222.TIPS (8477), downloading the "P3 Tips" app to your smart phone (available at the Apple App store and Google Play), or visiting www.LACrimestoppers.org.

This story was updated at 5:15PM with more information on the suspect and his capture. 



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