Man, 19, Arrested in Connection Fatal Shooting in Long Beach

LONG BEACH (CNS) – A 19-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Friday in connection with the fatal shooting of a man sitting in a vehicle in Long Beach.

Jahi Jackson was arrested near the area of West Wardlow Road and North Pacific Avenue and booked for one count each of murder, carrying a concealed weapon and being in possession of a controlled substance, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The murder charge stems from Jackson’s alleged part in the Feb. 2 shooting of Nashon Wall, 31, of Signal Hill. Long Beach police were called that day to the area of Atlantic Avenue and Esther Street at about 6:35 p.m. on reports of a shooting and found Wall lying unresponsive in the roadway next to his parked vehicle.

Wall was taken to a hospital, where he died that day of his wounds.

Homicide detectives determined Wall was approached by “multiple male subjects,” one of whom produced a handgun and shot at Wall as he sat in his car, police said.

The suspects then ran into a nearby apartment complex. Police served a search warrant at the apartment complex and recovered evidence at the scene, but no suspects were taken into custody.

Police also identified Jalen Jackson, 19, and Saeed Wheeler, 20, as suspects in the shooting and both have been arrested, police said.

Authorities did not immediately specify whether Jahi Jackson and Jalen Jackson are related.

Detectives are still working to determine a motive for the shooting, and anyone with information was asked to call LBPD Detectives Donald Collier or Leticia Gamboa at 562-570-7244.

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