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Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Zamná Ávila

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Arrest Made in Murder Case

LONG BEACH — On Oct. 8, the Long Beach Police Department charged 25-year-old Gustavo Alejandre for the murder of 23-year-old Jesus Escapite.

Police arrested Alejandre, shortly after the Escapite was found shot in the upper torso near Long Beach Boulevard and Plymouth Street, officials said.

Escapite was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The preliminary investigation led detectives to believe that the incident was gang related. However, the case still is under investigation.

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Officials said the Alejandre remains in custody at the Long Beach City Jail. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney who will determine what charges will be filed.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call (562) 570-7244 or visit www.LACrimeStoppers.org.

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