Police say they’ve arrested a second suspect in connection to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old longshoreman outside of a 7-Eleven last month.
Carlos Alberto Jimenez Hernandez, 33, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of murder after authorities located him in the city’s Washington neighborhood and matched him to the description of the one of the suspects involved in the June 27 shooting death of Isaac Marshell IV, according to the Long Beach Police Department. His bail was set at $2 million.
According to authorities, Hernandez, along with 24-year-old Darrell Brock, shot and killed Marshell following what police suspect was an “unprovoked attack” in the parking lot of a shopping center at 10th Street and Long Beach Boulevard.
Marshell was in the parking lot when, according to police, a fight started between him, Brock and Hernandez. One witness told the Long Beach Post that the altercation appeared to begin when the suspects tried to snatch Marshell’s phone.
Marshell left the scene after the fight subsided, but he later returned to the shopping center, police said. According to friends and family of Marshell, he was there to get something to eat after work.
He parked his vehicle in front of the 7-Eleven around 7:30 p.m. That’s when Brock and Hernandez approached Marshell and began attacking him again, according to police.
They shot Marshell in the upper body, police said, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Brock was taken into custody near the crime scene shortly after on suspicion of murder, according to police. He pleaded not guilty Thursday to one count of murder and remains jailed in lieu of $3 million bail.
Detectives will present the case against Hernandez to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration, police said.