Redondo Beach police cruiser. Photo via
Redondo Beach police cruiser. Photo via

A 19-year-old man was in custody Sunday in connection with a double shooting near a Redondo Beach Arco station that left one man dead and another man hospitalized, according to police.

The suspect was being held in the Redondo Beach city jail on $2 million bail.

Erik Martinez was taken into custody in Long Beach at 8 p.m. Friday near Daisy Avenue and 10th Street, Redondo Beach Police Department Lt. Fabian Saucedo said.

Martinez’s capture and arrest — in which the Long Beach Police Department assisted — came after a daylong manhunt after he was identified as the suspect in the deadly incident.

Police officers and SWAT team members were not able to apprehend him earlier Friday executing a search warrant at a Lawndale location, Lt. Rick Kochheim said.

Martinez was the alleged gunman in a dispute near the gas station near Inglewood and Marine avenues at 4 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

Witnesses told police that two people became involved in a confrontation in the crosswalk at the intersection, and a third person intervened against Martinez, Saucedo said.

Martinez then pulled out a firearm and shot the two other people, Saucedo said.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene and paramedics rushed the other victim — who was shot in the abdomen — to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, said Mark Winter, a division chief with the Redondo Beach Fire Department.

The surviving victim is expected to live, Saucedo said.

Redondo Beach police asked anyone with any information regarding the shooting to call them at (310) 937-6685.

–City News Service


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