Long Beach police say they have arrested a man in connection with an August shooting that left another man wounded in his car.
They arrested Kenneth Kirkpatrick, a 45-year-old Long Beach resident, on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday, police said.
The arrest stems from an incident on the morning of Aug. 19 when police believe Kirkpatrick approached a man who was sitting in his car on Cerritos Avenue near 21st Street, brandished a gun and shot the victim, spokeswoman Allison Gallagher said.
“Detectives are still investigating, but believe the shooting followed a dispute between the victim and the suspect,” Gallagher said, noting that the shooting was not random.
Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital and he survived his injuries.
According to arrest records, Kirkpatrick is a dock worker and lives on the street where the shooting happened. It is still unclear what the motive of the shooting was or if he knew the victim.
Kirkpatrick was being held on a $2,050,000 bail, records show.
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