A Los Angeles man was arrested Friday night in connection to the killing of a 15-year-old boy in North Long Beach, police said in a statement Saturday morning.

Jose Bustamante Cardenas, 24, was booked on suspicion of murder after contacting police and admitting his involvement in the shooting, according to the Long Beach Police Department. His bail was set at $2 million.

Police say the victim, who was identified today as Long Beach resident Joshua Simmons, met Cardenas online through a mobile marketplace application in an attempt to buy a cellphone. Simmons and Cardenas met sometime after 9 p.m. Friday night in the 1000 block of Via Wanda, an area within the Carmelitos Community Center and housing projects, authorities said.

But during the transaction, an altercation occurred, leading to Cardenas allegedly shooting Simmons multiple times in the upper body, the LBPD said. When officers got to the scene around 9:27 p.m., they found Simmons and rendered aid to him until Long Beach Fire Department could arrive, But the LBFD pronounced Simmons dead at the scene, according to the LBPD.

Cardenas eventually made contact with the police and told them he was responsible for shooting Simmons, authorities said. The LBPD subsequently arrested Cardenas around 10 a.m. and seized a gun from him, police said.

Detectives will present the case to the district attorney’s office for filing consideration later this week

Long Beach has now experienced 16 homicides in 2022, and seven of those have been the result of gun violence in the North Long Beach area. In fact, the last four reported murders have been the result of shootings that took place in the city’s northern region.

This story was updated with more information from the Long Beach Police Department. 

UPDATE: Woman killed after being shot in North Long Beach, police say