Long Beach Man's Murder Belived To Be Gang Related, Detectives Say

LONG BEACH, CA — Police arrested five people on Thursday in connection to an overnight shooting murder in Long Beach that happened in November 2023.

Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department Special Investigations Division served search warrants in three different cities — Long Beach, Compton and Lancaster — which led to the arrest of the suspects. Authorities believe the suspects were responsible for the murder of 41-year-old Andre McClendon near the 1700 block of Pine Avenue on Nov. 26.

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At the time of his death, detectives said McClendon was approached by several males who fled the scene in a vehicle before officers arrived.

Officers responded around 2:15 a.m. where they found McClendon suffering from gunshot wounds to his upper body, police said, adding that McClendon died at the scene.

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Police identified the five suspects as:

Detectives will present the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing consideration next week, officials said. Homicide detectives believe the motive for the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with additional information about the incident was urged to contact Homicide Detectives Oscar Valenzuela or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 800-222-8477 or can be made online at LACrimeStoppers.org.

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