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Samuel Isaac-Jesus Jimenez, 23

Samuel Isaac-Jesus Jimenez, a 23-year-old Latino, was shot and killed Saturday, July 15, in the 9000 block of Long Beach Boulevard in South Gate, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

Jimenez and an unnamed woman checked into the Oak Tree motel at 9010 Long Beach Blvd., in the early evening of July 15, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Joe Mendoza said. 

The South Gate Police Department received a call at 7:06 p.m. about gunshots coming from Jimenez’s room, Mendoza said. 

Before officers arrived, a woman was seen leaving the room and running north on Long Beach Boulevard, Mendoza said. 

Jimenez was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:21 p.m., according to coroner’s records. Investigators said he had at least one gunshot wound to his upper body. 

Officials are trying to find the woman, whom they consider a “person of interest.” She was described only as a Latina in her 30s.

Authorities don’t have a motive for the shooting. They think Jimenez might have been in a relationship with the woman who left the room, Mendoza said. 

Investigators think Jimenez was homeless but stayed in the South Gate area. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.  

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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