After two sheriff’s deputies were shot in Compton, people began spreading Darnell Hicks’ picture and home address across the internet, falsely accusing him of being a suspect.
Police and the Long Beach fire department responded to the area at about 8:42 a.m. this morning regarding a report of a dead body, said Long Beach police spokesperson Brandon Fahey.
The shooting occurred around 5 a.m. in the area of the 8100 block of East Wardlow Road, according to the Long Beach police department.
The collision occurred around 10:20 p.m. at Ocean Boulevard and Termino Avenue, according to the LBPD. The cause is still under investigation.
Discontent with Sheriff Alex Villanueva has reached a fever pitch, but it would be a rare feat for retired Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna to boot him from office.
The man told police he was inside a parked vehicle at Ocean Boulevard and Cherry Avenue early Sunday when he heard what sounded like gunfire and saw that he had been struck.
All four candidates in this open seat are Democrats. After redistricting, the 69th now includes virtually all of Long Beach as well as Signal Hill and portions of Carson.
Haubert has claimed 62% of the vote, or 15,342 votes, while Liddi has 19% (4,785 votes) and Moyer has 19% (4,568 votes).
Early results in the race to represent the 44th Congressional District show incumbent Democrat Nanette Diaz Barragán in a lead over her challengers Morris Falls Griffin, a Democrat and maintenance technician, and Paul Jones, a Republican minister.
Robert Garcia has claimed 50.8% of the vote, Briscoe has 22.4% (7,195 votes) and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia has 13.3%.