Police have arrested a 28-year-old Long Beach man suspected of shooting and critically injuring another man over the weekend in the city’s Wrigley neighborhood.
The suspect, identified by police as Daniel Pate, allegedly shot another man sometime around 11:38 a.m. in the 1900 block of Cedar Avenue on Sunday, June 26, according to authorities.
Officers responded to the area and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to the lower body, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
Paramedics transported treated him at the scene before transporting him to a local hospital in critical but stable condition, police said. As of Tuesday, an update on the man’s injuries was not available.
Pate fled the scene before authorities arrived, police said. But officers at the scene located evidence, including bullet casings, and developed enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for an address associated with him in the 19000 block of South Reyes Avenue in Compton, authorities said.
While serving the warrant, officers took Pate into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, prohibited possessor in possession of a firearm, prohibited possessor in possession of ammunition, and possession of a firearm, according to the Long Beach Police Department. His bail was set at $ 1 million, booking records show.
An unserialized firearm, also known as a “ghost gun” for its ability to be untraceable, was recovered at the scene, police said.
Though a motive for the shooting is not currently known, police previously said Pate and the other man know each other and were arguing at the time of the shooting.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the time of the shooting.