Jerica Denise Owens, a 25-year-old black woman, was shot and killed Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the 1900 block of Chestnut Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Long Beach police officers were called to the apartment building about 8:30 a.m. regarding a possible domestic violence incident in progress, and found Owens lying in an alley outside the building, according to a department news release.
Owens was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds to her head, according to coroner records.
Witnesses told investigators that a man shot Owens and then left the scene with a toddler before officers arrived, according to the news release.
An officer arriving at the scene noticed a man who matched the suspect’s description at an apartment building one block away, in the 1800 block of Chestnut Avenue, according to the release ...