A 23-year-old man was charged Monday with murder in the allegedly gang-related fatal shooting of an acquaintance during a dispute in Long Beach in 2018.
Steven Manzo, of Hawaiian Gardens, is accused of killing Salvador Corrales, 24, of Los Angeles, about 9 p.m. on July 26, 2018, in the 6700 block of Cherry Avenue.
Manzo is also facing one count each of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, possession for sale of methamphetamine and sale, offer to sell or transport of methamphetamine — as well as gang and gun allegations, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Manzo, who is being held on $2 million bail, was set to be arraigned Monday in a Long Beach courtroom, but it was not clear whether he appeared or entered a plea.
Long Beach police officers said no victim was found in the parking lot where the 2018 shooting occurred, despite other evidence of the crime. However, Corrales was discovered dead inside a vehicle in the 5800 block of Florence Avenue in Bell Gardens the same day.
“Detectives have collected evidence suggesting Corrales and Manzo were known to each other and agreed to meet in the (Long Beach) parking lot, where they became involved in a dispute, which led to the shooting,” police said.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police at 562-570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
>> Want to read more stories like this? Get our Free Daily Newsletters Here!Follow us: