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Stabbing at Ocean Boulevard and The Promenade North leaves homeless Long Beach man dead

On October 6, 2020 at approximately 8:50 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and The Promenade North regarding a person down, which resulted in the death of a male adult.

When officers arrived, the victim was being treated by the Long Beach Fire Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The preliminary information suggests a physical altercation may have occurred between the victim and one or more suspects, resulting in the victim being stabbed multiple times in the upper torso with a sharp object. Detectives do not have a description of the suspect(s) or last direction of travel.

At this time, the victim is only being identified as a 41-year-old male experiencing homelessness in Long Beach, pending notification to next of kin by the office of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Detectives are actively looking for additional evidence and witnesses to determine a motive and identify a suspect(s).

Anyone with any information regarding the incident is urged to contact LBPD Homicide Detectives Mark Mattia or Juan Carlos Reyes at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted through “LA Crime Stoppers” by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477), downloading the “P3 Tips” app to your smartphone (available at the Apple app store or Google Play), or by visiting