Bellflower man killed in North Long Beach shooting

Long Beach police are investigating a shooting in North Long Beach on Sunday evening that left a man dead on the sidewalk.

Officers were called to the 5800 block of Orange Avenue, near South Street, at about 10 p.m. about a shooting, spokesman Ivan Garcia said. When they got there, they found a man lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his upper body. The officers gave the man first aid until paramedics got there and determined him dead at the scene, Garcia said.

Officials identified him as 49-year-old Archie Harris from Bellflower, he said.

“The preliminary investigation suggests the suspect is a male adult who fled the scene on foot,” police said. “Detectives are actively collecting evidence and conducting interviews in an effort to determine what led to the shooting and who is responsible.”

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact homicide detectives Shea Robertson or Travis Harris at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.