Benny James Ceasar, a 49-year-old black man, was fatally shot Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the 5400 block of Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
About 4:35 p.m., Long Beach police received a call about gunfire in the area. Police found Ceasar and a woman, both of whom had been shot, according to a news release.
Ceasar was pronounced dead at the scene at 5 p.m., according to coroner’s records. The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.
About 7:45 p.m., police arrested Sotero Monteon, 61 near Lime Avenue and South Street. Witnesses saw Monteon getting on a bus shortly after the shooting.
Monteon was charged with murder Sept. 16. He also faces three other felony counts, including attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a ...