Man Arrested and Charged for Fatally Stabbing Woman in North Long Beach Battery Incident

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office filed one count of murder against a Long Beach man Monday for a fatal battery incident that occurred in North Long Beach on July 7, leaving one woman dead. 

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) announced the filing of charges, just four days after their arrest of 50-year-old Vincent Todd Armstrong. The woman, whom he fatally stabbed in the chest, was named Taylor Parks.

According to authorities, the Long Beach Fire Department received a battery call and report of an injured woman at 11:20PM on Tuesday, July 7, in the 5500 block of Long Beach Boulevard.

Fire officials then requested a response from police who found Parks, about 25 years old, on the ground and unresponsive.

Officers began life-saving measures until fire personnel arrived and continued the measures. The woman was then transported to a local hospital where she later died of her injuries, authorities said.

Homicide detectives responding to the incident later discovered the victim had been stabbed in the upper torso. The preliminary investigation also revealed that an adult black man was seen fleeing the area after the assault.

Armstrong is currently being held in Long Beach City Jail without bail, according to the police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call Long Beach Police Homicide Detective Donald Goodman or Mark Mattia 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 visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.



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