Long Beach assault victim succumbs to injuries

On October 19, 2019 at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of East Anaheim Street regarding an assault, which ultimately resulted in the death of a male adult.

Upon arrival, officers located an unconscious male adult victim lying in an alley in the 1300 block of Alamitos Avenue with life-threatening injuries to his upper torso. The Long Beach Fire Department responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation revealed the victim engaged in a verbal argument with a group of male adult suspects, which escalated to a physical altercation. The suspects left the area prior to officer’s arrival.

A short time later, officers located two male adult suspects in a nearby residence and took them into custody. The first suspect, identified as Jackie Triplett, a 35-year-old resident of Long Beach, was booked in the Long Beach Jail for assault with great bodily injury and a Post Release Community Supervision violation. The second suspect was released and not booked.

The case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and a warrant was issued for the arrest of the second suspect, identified as Colby Pinckard, a 22-year-old resident of Long Beach. On October 23rd, Pinckard was taken into custody and booked for two outstanding warrants in the Long Beach Jail.

On December 4, 2019, the department was notified that the victim succumbed to his injuries. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office was notified and determined the cause of death to be homicide, which will be investigated as a murder. Additional murder charges for Triplett and Pinckard are pending.

The victim has been identified as 66-year-old Charles Farrell of Long Beach.

We urge anyone with any information to contact Long Beach Police Department Gang Investigations Detail at (562) 570-7370. 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.