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Long Beach man charged with killing Signal Hill woman

A Long Beach man was charged Feb. 22 with shooting a 21-year-old woman, according to authorities.

Tramaine Deangelo Lewis, also known as Tremaine Lewis, 24, was charged with murder in connection with the death of Alicia Faith Todd on June 24, 2015, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Lewis, a black man, was arrested on suspicion of murder Feb. 18, according to the Long Beach police department.

The charge also includes the allegation that Lewis used a handgun to intentionally kill Todd, whose body was found in an alley in the 1100 block of East 21st Street in Long Beach about 1:13 a.m.

Residents later reported hearing gunshots in the alley around midnight. Investigators initially had no suspect information, according to a Long Beach Police Department news release.

After contacting family and friends, they learned that Lewis had been in a dating relationship with Todd, said Det. Teryl Hubert, and the two were together the night she died.

In January, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Todd's death, but Hubert said she didn't believe that the reward was a contributing factor in the arrest.

Lewis’ original arraignment date of Feb. 22 was continued to March 7 in Department S01 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court’s Long Beach Courthouse. He is being held at the Long Beach City Jail in lieu of $2-million bail. 

The case is still under investigation.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Long Beach homicide Dets. Hubert, Scott Lasch and Michael Hubbard at (562) 570-7244. 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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