Police Friday were trying to figure out why a man was fatally stabbed in Long Beach during a violent argument between he and his roommate.
Possibly the victim’s last words identified his roommate as the killer.
Officers were called about 8:30 a.m. Thursday to the 2600 block of 56th Street, where a man was suffering stab wounds to his upper body, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The man, who told police he was attacked by his roommate, died at the scene, police said. His name has not been publicly released.
An initial investigation showed the two roommates had a dispute inside their apartment and it “escalated into the stabbing,” police said.
The other roommate “remained on scene and has been cooperating with the investigation,” police said.
“At this time, the investigation to determine if the suspect was a victim of a crime is underway, their identity is not yet being released, and the motive for the incident is currently under investigation,” the department said in a statement.