Manuel Eugenio "Manny" Marquez, a 44-year-old Latino, was fatally shot on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the 1700 block of Artesia Boulevard in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner records.
Marquez, a father and grandfather from Paramount, had just started working at the Bottoms Up Sports Bar earlier that evening to make money for the holidays, owner Suzanne Blevins said during a telephone interview on Oct. 25.
Shortly after midnight, he was shot during a "miniature mass shooting," as Blevins described it, by a first-time customer who had spent the evening at the bar watching the Lakers basketball game and having friendly conversations with her staff and other patrons.
"This was not gang-related, not a stupid neighborhood fight. It was a man who was angry," said Blevins, who watched the shooting later on surveillance video. "He was African American, but it wasn't racial ...
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