2 alleged gang members held in Long Beach slaying
Nigel Marshall, 25, and Estrada Edwards, 20, both of Long Beach, were arrested Thursday in the death of Kevin Bell after search warrants were served near the original crime scene by Long Beach police detectives.
The April 17 shooting occurred in the 1800 block of Gardenia Avenue, where police discovered Bell in a vehicle with gunshot wounds to his upper body. Long Beach Fire Department paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
Both suspects are "documented gang members" connected to a Bellflower gang, police said. But investigators said the motivation for the killing does not appear to be gang-related and involved a dispute over a female.
The investigation is still ongoing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact Dets. Mark McGuire or Greg Krabbe at (562) 570-7244.
-- Richard Winton
Map: Shows location of Kevin Bell's killing in purple, as well as 84 other homicides, in red, since January 2007. Credit: Homicide Report