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Long Beach Homicide detectives arrest suspects in June 3, 2022 murder

Homicide detectives conducted a thorough investigation and identified the suspects responsible for the murder of Duwayane Thomas, and the attempted murder of a woman.

On July 21, 2022, detectives from the Special Investigation Division, Gangs and Violent Crimes Division, with the assistance from officers assigned to the Directed Enforcement Teams and Coordinated Response Team executed a multi-location warrant service in the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Los Angeles. This resulted in the arrest of the following suspects:

  • Filasifoki Xavier Pio, a 21-year-old resident of the City of Los Angeles, was arrested in the 3700 block of Evans Street in the City of Los Angeles. He was booked for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Bail was set at $2,000,000.
  • Santiago Rivera, a 19-year-old resident of the City of Signal Hill, was arrested in the 200 block of Magnolia Avenue. He was booked for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Bail was set at $2,000,000.
  • A 15-year-old male resident of the City of Long Beach, was arrested in the 800 block of Dawson Avenue. He was booked for one count of murder and one count of attempted murder. Bail was set at no-bail.
  • Michael Keith Levine, a 47-year-old resident of the City of Long Beach, was arrested in the 800 block of Dawson Avenue. He was booked on one count of ex-felon in possession of a firearm and one count of prohibited person in possession of ammunition. Bail was set at $35,000.
  • Emery Jezabel Hinojos, a 19-year-old resident of the City of Long Beach, was arrested in the 1700 block of Hill Street in the City of Signal Hill. She was booked on possession of a firearm with prior juvenile court sustained petition, accessory after the fact, and concealing evidence. Bail was set at $20,000.

Two firearms were recovered during the execution of the warrants.

Homicide detectives believe the motive for the shooting is gang related and will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Eric Thai or Michael Hutchinson 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org

This article was released by the Long Beach Police Department.

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