“She had a joke, and she had a hug for you,” said Synthya Batiste, who grew up in West Long Beach with 54-year-old Stephanie Jackson.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s identified the victim as 54-year-old Stephanie Jackson.
Officers were first called to the area of 12th Street and Long Beach Boulevard, near St. Mary Medical Center, at about 2:25 a.m. on Dec. 15, police said.
Brenda’s sister, Erica Cardenas, stepped outside and walked to the local store to pick up an item. That was the last time Brenda would ever see her.
The victim, 57-year-old Victor Talavera of Long Beach, had been trying to prevent a man from robbing items from the store near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Magnolia Avenue on the night of July 24, according to police.
Police say the preliminary investigation showed that the victim was riding southbound on Orange Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle also traveling southbound on Orange.
Police said it appears the man was working security for a nearby business and may have been trying to stop a crime.
A 67-year-old Long Beach man was killed late Wednesday in a hit-and-run collision on the Westside, and police are searching for the driver.
Long Beach paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
She was one of four people killed along a stretch of Pacific Avenue during a string of pedestrian deaths last year.