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Man dies after being shot in dispute in Long Beach

August 21, 2012 |  8:51 pm

Homicides reported in Long Beach since 2007.
A 25-year-old man who was shot after a dispute in Long Beach died Tuesday from his injuries, police said.

Martin Contreras was shot in the torso Monday in the 1500 block of West Arlington Street, the Long Beach Police Department said.

A preliminary investigation shows that the attacker shot Contreras with a handgun. Contreras, a Long Beach resident, died Tuesday morning.

Police were searching for a suspect. Since January 2007, at least 219 homicides have been reported in Long Beach, according to a Times Homicide Report database.

Anyone with information in Conteras' killing is asked to call Det. Teryl Huber or Det. Mark Bigel at (626) 570-7244.


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Map shows homicides reported in Long Beach. Credit: Times Homicide Report