Man stabbed after argument in Willmore neighborhood

Police arrested a 24-year-old man after he allegedly stabbed another man shortly before 8:50 p.m. on Friday in the Willmore neighborhood near Downtown, authorities said.

The two men knew each other, according to Officer Alvino Herrera, but police did not explain how.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that while the victim and suspect were socializing with other subjects, the victim and suspect began arguing and the suspect stabbed the victim with a knife,” Herrera said.

The two were near Melrose Way and Chestnut Avenue.

Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital with a stab wound to his upper torso, police said. He’s expected to recover.

Police arrested Robert Love, a Long Beach man, and booked him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

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.