Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 49-year-old Long Beach man at an illegal gambling ring in August.
Johnny Akins was inside of a gambling establishment in the 1500 block of West Pacific Coast Highway when he was shot at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 23, police said. He later died at a hospital.
Police subsequently identified 31-year-old Richard Quintana of Long Beach as a suspect. Detectives located Quintana in Arizona, where he was taken into custody on a pre-existing Post Release Community Supervision violation warrant, police said.
Quintana was extradited to Long Beach on Thursday and booked on suspicion of murder. He was being held in lieu of $3 million bail.
Anyone with information is urged to call Long Beach Police Department Homicide Detectives Oscar Valenzuela or Sean Magee at 562-570-7244. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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