Man arrested after shooting assault rifle at group in East Long Beach, several guns seized, police say

A man who police say was involved in a shooting in East Long Beach over the weekend was arrested Friday morning, after a warrant was served at an Anaheim home where officers also ended up seizing numerous guns.

Anaheim resident Michael Goodwin, 38, was taken into custody on suspicion of attempted murder following a shooting that took place Sunday night in the 2500 block of Lakewood Boulevard, officials said.

Authorities said Goodwin was involved in a verbal dispute that night with a group of people when he began firing an assault rifle toward them.

No injuries were reported, and all parties fled the scene before police arrived, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

At the scene, however, officers discovered evidence of the shooting, including bullet casings. Soon, an investigation by gang detectives led them to identify Goodwin as a suspect, the LBPD said.

Detectives eventually secured a search warrant for the Anaheim residence. On Friday morning, an LBPD SWAT team served the warrant and detained Goodwin and a second suspect at the home.

Inside, authorities found several handguns, rifles, ammunition and gun parts, police said.

Police said these guns were seized from the Anaheim residence where 38-year-old Michael Goodwin and one other suspect were arrested Friday morning. Photo courtesy of the Long Beach Police Department.

Goodwin and a second suspect were detained, however, the second suspect was later released, pending further investigation, police said.

Goodwin is being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

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