Detectives say they have hit a “crossroads” in regard to any information that could carry the investigation into the fatal shooting of Estephan Hernandez forward, which prompted them to once again offer the reward.
Police are still investigating possible motives, including whether the shooting was connected to a fight in the area.
An Orange County man was charged Tuesday in connection with a weekend shooting in Downtown Long Beach that left one man dead and wounded another who was believed to have been an unintended target.
Officers responded at 11:50 p.m. Thursday to the 1700 block of Pine Avenue.
Police believe the shooter followed the victim into an apartment complex on 17th Street near Long Beach Boulevard and then opened fire.
Rafael Araiza and Aminta Marinero had been sweethearts since they were 12. “He gave me a great life ever since I met him,” Marinero said after his death.
It was the second overnight killing reported by Long Beach police. Detectives do not yet have a suspect or know a motive in either case.
A man was shot to death while in his car in the Washington neighborhood Thursday night, police say.
Police said the victims were standing in front of the complex with others when someone inside a car opened fire on them.
Vai Ho-Ching, 20, of Long Beach is charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.