Long Beach police have tracked down a suspect in a shooting from more than a year ago in Cambodia Town.
The shooting on Aug. 25, 2017, didn’t wound anyone—the gunfire missed—but police last week arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police said the shooting started with a fight outside a business on Walnut Avenue near Anaheim Street.
“It seemed like it was a screaming match that turned into a shooting,” LBPD spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria said.
Detectives originally had no suspect description to go off of after the shooting, Chavarria said, but they managed to get one—although they declined to say how—and on Friday made an arrest.
They took 27-year-old Irving Izazaga into custody in the Wrigley neighborhood, just around the corner from his home on Cedar Avenue, according to a jail booking log. Jail records show he’s being held on more than $1 million bail.
Chavarria said she wasn’t sure if there was any prior connection between Izazaga and the person he allegedly shot at. Detectives, however, believe the shooting was gang-related, she said.
The LBPD defines gang-related crimes as any crime committed “for the benefit of, at the direction of or in association with any criminal street gang.”
Today, detectives presented the case to prosecutors who will decide whether to file criminal charges against Izazaga.