Man stabbed to death in alley near Downtown Long Beach, police say

A man was stabbed to death in an alleyway in the East Village neighborhood near Downtown Long Beach early Sunday morning, Long Beach police said.

In a statement, police said they got a call around 3:45 a.m. from someone near the 700 block of Lime Avenue who said they were “awoken by a male voice yelling for help, and as they looked towards the direction the voice was coming from, they could see two dark figures running away.”

Officers soon arrived at the alley and found a man, who was conscious and breathing at the time, suffering from apparent stab wounds to his upper body, according to police.

Paramedics transported the wounded man to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries shortly after, according to police.

Authorities haven’t publicly identified the victim but said he’s believed to be a man in his 40s who may have been homeless and living in the area.

Police asked anyone with information about what happened to contact Detective Michael Hubbard or Leonel Valdez at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone or by visiting

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