A second suspect was taken into custody Sunday in connection to the shooting death of a Bellflower man in North Long Beach earlier this year, authorities said.

Riverside resident Tyler Shackelford, 30, was arrested by Long Beach detectives in the 500 block of Palmyrita Drive in Riverside after authorities identified him as a suspect in the slaying of 47-year-old Jimmy Ray Hawkins Jr., authorities said.

According to police, Hawkins and a woman were shot while they were sitting in a parked car in an alleyway in the 3300 block of Andy Street in Long Beach shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, April 22, when two men approached the pair in a light-colored sedan and opened fire, police said in their original statement back in April.

Hawkins was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body, though she survived.

In July, police identified the first suspect in the case and Shackelford’s alleged co-conspirator as 19-year-old Signal Hill resident Santiago Rivera. At the time police identified Rivera as a suspect in Hawkins’ death, he was already in custody under suspicion of murder for a separate deadly shooting in June.

Rivera has since been charged with one count of murder and one count of attempted murder for the April killing and is being held without bail.

Shackelford, meanwhile, was transferred to Long Beach City Jail following his arrest. He is being held in lieu of $2 million bail, according to police, who said they recovered a gun and other evidence related to the shooting while serving a warrant at locations associated with the suspect in Riverside and Beaumont.

Detectives will present their case against Shackelford later this week to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for filing consideration.

19-year-old already under arrest on suspicion of murder charged in second deadly shooting