Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 61-year-old man was behind bars Thursday for allegedly shooting two people, one of them fatally, in Long Beach, police said.

Sotero Monteon of Long Beach was picked up by detectives about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, in the area of Lime Avenue and South Street, according to Long Beach police. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Monteon was booked on a number of charges including murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other outstanding but undisclosed warrants. He’s being held at Long Beach City Jail in lieu of $2,002,396 bail, according to police.

The shootings took place in the 5400 block of Atlantic Avenue about three hours before Monteon’s capture, police said.

A man and a woman were shot. The man died at the scene and the woman was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the LBPD. The deceased man’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

A motive for the double shooting was unknown at this point.

Anyone with information on these shootings was asked to call LBPD Homicide Detectives Peter Lackovic, Sean Irving or Oscar Valenzuela at (562) 570-7244. Tipsters cal also call L.A. Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. All tips can be made anonymously.

–City News Service

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