Police say they arrested a man on suspicion of shooting a gun in the popular Marina Pacifica area a few minutes after he brandished the weapon at a woman he was harassing in a restaurant.
At about 12:54 a.m. Sunday, June 25 police say they responded to a call in the 6300 block of East Pacific Coast Highway about a man brandishing a gun at a woman who was sitting at a bar inside a restaurant. The woman told police that the man had repeatedly touched her arm inappropriately and after telling him to stop, the man showed her a gun before returning it to his waistband.
About 20 minutes later, at 1:10 a.m., police responded just a few blocks away to the 7100 block of Marina Pacifica Drive about a shooting.
Nobody was hurt in the shooting, police said, but officers found the man, who had been described by a witness, with the gun on his person as well as strike marks and casings from where the gun was fired.
Police identified the man as Roberto Morsquera, a 47-year-old Long Beach resident. Police said he was visibly intoxicated.
Police said they’re not sure yet of a motive for the shooting. Police arrested Morsquera on suspicion of brandishing a gun in a threatening way, sexual battery, public intoxication and firing a gun in a negligent manner.
His bail was set at $25,000, according to police.