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Long Beach: Loc Phan, 74

December 17, 2009 |  9:24 am

The location where Loc Phan was shot. Credit: Google Maps Loc Phan, a 74-year-old Asian man, was beaten and died Monday, Dec. 7, in the 700 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, authorities said.

Long Beach police responded to a call about trouble at a business about 3:15 p.m. When they arrived at "Reliable Gold Exchange" they discovered Phan, who owned the cash-for-gold store, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.

He had been severely beaten and had lacerations on his head and face, according to coroner's records and was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3:40 p.m.

Detectives are still investigating the motive, and have no suspect information to release.

Anyone who has information about this killing is asked to contact Long Beach Police Dets. Scott Lasch or Malcolm Evans at (562) 570-7244. 

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Map: The location where Loc Phan was shot. Credit: Google Maps

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Why? Why is this world and it's inhabitants so mindlessly cruel? What did this man ever do to deserve this? No one deserves to be beaten to death and die alone on the street.


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