Police arrest Santa Ana man suspected of fatally shooting Long Beach man in Downtown

Long Beach police arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of fatally shooting a Long Beach man and injuring a bystander Saturday in Downtown, police announced.

The shooting took place after 1 a.m. on Saturday on Broadway and Pine Avenue, which led to the death of 36-year-old Javante Fearence. Police believe that the second victim who survived was an unintended target.

At around 9 p.m., detectives found and arrested Daniel Williams, a 24-year-old Santa Ana resident, on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police arrested Williams at his Santa Ana home after homicide detectives “collected evidence of his involvement” in the fatal shooting of Fearence, police said in a statement. At the time of Williams’ arrest, detectives also found a loaded firearm in his possession, police said.

Police said they believe Williams and Fearence did not know each other “prior to the incident.”

Williams is being held in the Long Beach Jail on $2 million bail, police said. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office early next week for filing consideration, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Det. Adrian Garcia and Sean Magee at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.lacrimestoppers.org.

UPDATE: Police identify man shot to death in Downtown early Saturday morning

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Crystal Niebla is the West Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of her grant-funded position with the Post. If you want to support Crystal's work, you can donate to her Report For America position at lbpost.com/support.
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