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64-year-old man suspected of shooting, killing neighbor in Long Beach – Press Telegram

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Authorities said a 64-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, June 10, on suspicion of fatally shooting his neighbor in downtown Long Beach.

Around 12:30 p.m., the victim was shot multiple times along the 700 block of East 1st Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

His identity was not released on Wednesday.

John Higginbotham, 64, was a neighbor and knew the victim, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, although the motive remains under investigation.

Long Beach police asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact homicide detectives Eric Thai and Kelsey Myers at 562-570-7244. Anonymous tips can be submitted through LA Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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