Police investigate death of homeless man stabbed in Downtown Long Beach

A homeless man was stabbed to death along The Promenade in Downtown Long Beach Tuesday night, police said today.

Little information was available about possible suspects, but police said the 41-year-old victim was stabbed after some kind of fight with at least one other person at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and The Promenade.

Police were called around 8:50 p.m. after the man had been stabbed  “multiple times in the upper torso with a sharp object,” police said in a statement.

“When officers arrived, the victim was being treated by the Long Beach Fire Department,” Police said. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.”

Authorities haven’t publicly identified the victim.

They asked anyone with details to contact homicide detectives at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be given by calling Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or visiting crimestoppers.org.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.
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