Man who started shootout arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, LBPD says

A Bakersfield man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an argument with another man led to a gunfight Wednesday afternoon in Long Beach’s Zaferia district, authorities said.

Jacob Anthony Traviso, 19, was arrested and booked into jail on $2 million bail Wednesday, according to the Long Beach Police Department. He was held on suspicion of three counts: attempted murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and illegally possessing ammunition.

According to police, Traviso was arguing with another man around noon Wednesday in the 1500 block of Orizaba Avenue, just north of Orizaba Park.

During the argument, Traviso pulled out a gun, shot at the other man and missed, police said. After being fired upon, the other man shot back at Traviso, striking him in the lower body, according to the LBPD.

After police and paramedics arrived, Traviso was transported by the Long Beach Fire Department to a local hospital before being arrested.

Police said the man who shot Traviso was initially detained during the preliminary investigation but has not been charged or arrested on suspicions of any crime.

The LBPD seized both guns involved in the incident and the investigation is ongoing, LBPD spokesperson Richard Mejia said in a statement yesterday.

The incident occurred right across the street from Nieto Herrera Elementary. Principal Claire Fieri said the campus was immediately placed on lockdown after staff on the playground heard gunfire.

Men exchange gunfire after argument in Zaferia neighborhood; one wounded, police say

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Fernando Haro is the Long Beach Post's breaking news and public safety reporter.
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