Man dies after being stabbed by roommate during dispute, police say

A Long Beach man was fatally stabbed by his roommate Thursday after the two got into a dispute, authorities said.

Police were first called to the 2600 block of East 56th Street at about 8:30 a.m., where they found a man with stab wounds to his upper body, they said. He told officers he had been attacked by his roommate and died at the scene.

Police said they are still trying to determine if the roommate was the victim of a crime.

Police believe the two were both inside of their home when a dispute started between them and escalated into the stabbing. 

The man who died has not been identified, pending notification of his next of kin.

“The suspect remained on scene and has been cooperating with the investigation, which remains ongoing,” police said. “At this time, the investigation to determine if the suspect was a victim of a crime is underway, their identity is not yet being released, and the motive for the incident is currently under investigation.”

Police ask anyone with information on this incident to call Detectives Adrian Garcia or Sean Magee at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted by calling 800-222-8477 or by visiting 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct that the victim died at the scene, not at a hospital. 

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Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State 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 and two cats.