On Oct. 27, 2022 at approximately 12:10 p.m., officers responded to the 700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue regarding multiple gunshots heard in the area and a person down in the alleyway, which resulted in the death of a male adult.
Upon arrival, officers located a male adult victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body. Officers rendered medical aid and attempted life saving measures until being relieved by Long Beach Fire Department personnel who determined the victim deceased at the scene.
Homicide Detectives responded to the scene to investigate the incident. Through their preliminary investigation, detectives determined that an unknown male suspect approached the victim as he was in the alley in the 800 block of E. 7th Street and fired multiple gunshots toward the victim, which ultimately resulted in his death. The suspect then fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Curtis Ray Yarbrough.
The motive for the shooting is unknown and remains under investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Homicide Detectives Michael Hubbard or Jesus Espinoza 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.