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Hector Campos Jauregui, 25

Hector Campos Jauregui , a 25-year-old Latino, died Sunday, Sept. 9, two days after he was shot in the 1000 block of St. Louis Avenue in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

A witness responding to the sound of a gunshot found Jauregui lying in an alley on Sept. 7, according to a press release from the Long Beach Police Department.

The witness then contacted authorities who found the victim. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to wounds two days later.

Jauregui’s preliminary coroner report indicates he sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

Three men have been charged with kidnapping and murder in connection with Jauregui’s death.

Jose Duenas, a 19-year-old Latino from Long Beach, Christopher Ramirez, a 20-year-old Latino of Mira Loma, and Antonio Portales, 21-year-old from Long Beach, are currently being held in jail on no bail. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4 at the Long Beach Superior Court.

Investigators believe the victim met with the suspects in Riverside County earlier in the evening. After a dispute, Jauregui was assaulted and placed in a car and taken to Long Beach. He was assaulted again before being placed in the trunk of the car and driven a few blocks away where he was dumped and shot. It is unknown what started the initial dispute or the motive for the assault. 

Anyone with information about the death of Hector Jauregui are asked to call Dets. Mark McGuire and Greg Krabbe at Long Beach Police homicide at (562) 570-7244. Anonymous tips may be submitted via the Internet by visiting www.tipsoft.com.

--Justin Becker

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