Three arrested in connection with fatal 2016 Long Beach shooting
Three people were charged June 28 with murder in connection with the shooting death last May of a Long Beach man, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Devin Marcus Wright, 22; Roosevelt Citizen, 23; and Ellese Paschal, 25, were charged in the fatal shooting of Victor Eugene Alford, 37. Each also was charged with one count of shooting at an inhabited dwelling. Wright faces additional gun and gang special allegations.
On May 15, 2016, Long Beach police were called about 5:40 p.m. to a shooting near East 61st Street and Orange Avenue. They found Alford lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a police spokesman. Family members said he was going to pick up his mother from church when he was shot.
Alford was taken to a hospital, where he died 10 days later, according to coroner’s records.
Detectives later identified a red Mercedes-Benz and a gray Volvo SUV with Nevada license plates that were seen leaving the area after the shooting, a police spokesman said.
Officers also obtained composite drawings of two persons of interest, including a woman with red hair who matched Paschal’s description.
Paschal was arrested June 26, 2017, in Victorville. Wright and Citizen already were in custody on unrelated charges, police said.
All three are scheduled to return to court July 18 for an arraignment hearing.