Police arrest Las Vegas man in connection to near-fatal assault, carjacking in West Long Beach

An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was taken into custody this week in connection to a near-fatal assault and carjacking that occurred in West Long Beach in early March, police said.

Marcus Miller—who was 17 at the time of the assault—was arrested Thursday in West Long Beach on suspicion of one count each for attempted murder, carjacking and simple possession of methamphetamine, booking records show.

On the morning of March 3, officers responded to the 2100 block of Williams Street following reports of a carjacking and an assault with a deadly weapon. When officers got to the scene, they found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries to the upper body, the LBPD said in a statement today.

Long Beach Fire Department personnel arrived shortly after to transport the victim to a local hospital under critical condition, police said. As of today, the victim is in stable condition and recovering, authorities said.

Police say the victim was entering his vehicle that morning when Miller approached him, beat him, took his car and fled.

Officers later found the vehicle and identified Miller as the suspect responsible for the attack following an extensive investigation that included processing the car for evidence.

Detectives located and arrested Miller on Thursday in the 2000 block of River Avenue near the Century Villages at Cabrillo—just over 500 feet from where the assault and carjacking occurred two months earlier. His bail was set at $1 million.

Detectives expect to present the case next week to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office for filing consideration.

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