Murder Suspect Arrested

  • 03/25/2013
  • Terelle Jerricks

LONG BEACH — Long Beach Police Department officers arrested 19-year-old Joel Torres, March 24, on suspicion of the murder of his step-father Rogelio Aguirre-Lopez.

The LBPD responded to a call about a shooting, at about 11 p.m. March 24, near 69th Street and Long Beach Boulevard. Aguirre-Lopez, a Compton resident, was on the ground and pronounced dead at the scene when officers arrived. Witnesses told officers that the suspect still was in a nearby apartment complex, where officers arrested him.

Torres was booked for murder and is being held at the Long Beach City Jail on $1 million bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call (562) 570-7244 or anonymously visit

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