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Roosevelt Tomarrio Brock, 25

Roosevelt Tomarrio Brock (2010-07-19)

Roosevelt Brock, a 25-year-old black man, died Monday, July 19, in the 3200 block of East 67th Street in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

[For the record: An earlier version of this post, which was based on the initial report by the coroner, incorrectly identified Brock as female.]

A man called the police to report that his wife had just shot someone in their yard Monday evening, the Long Beach Police Department said. When officers arrived they found Brock lying in a driveway with a gunshot wound to the torso

Brock, a Long Beach resident, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, according to police.

After hearing footsteps on her roof, the shooter, a 57-year-old woman, grabbed a gun and went outside, where she confronted Brock in the driveway after he had jumped to the ground, police said.

An initial investigation has determined that Brock and another man may have committed an assault and were trying to flee the area, police said. Detectives will continue to probe the case to determine whether the shooting was justifiable.

Anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or has any information regarding the incident is urged to contact Long Beach Police Department Homicide Dets. Scott Lasch and D.J. Goodman at (562) 570-7244.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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