A suspect was arrested Friday in the case of a man shot to death last year while sitting inside his car parked at a fast-food restaurant, police said.
Long Beach police detectives arrested Edward Jacobs, a 30-year-old resident of Lynwood, in connection to the Sept. 26, 2018, death of Guy Eugene Alford, who was later reported on social media as a former Long Beach City College football player.
“Based on their investigation, detectives believe Jacobs approached Alford with the intent of committing a robbery, which ultimately resulted in Alford being shot by Jacobs,” police said in a statement.
Jacobs was first taken to the Los Angeles City Jail for an unrelated incident and then transferred to the Long Beach City Jail where he is currently being held on $2,000,000 bail, police said.
The night of the shooting, officers were dispatched to Atlantic Avenue and 52nd Street regarding a shooting call.
When officers arrived, they located Alford, who had been struck in the torso by gunfire. He was inside a blue Chevrolet Impala in a fast food parking lot when the shooting occurred. Long Beach Fire Paramedics responded and determined the victim deceased at the scene.
A very sad day for our Viking family. Senseless violence. "May the choirs of Angel's come to greet you Guy!" Great team player but a better person! #StopThisNonSense Prayers go out to his family and friends from his LBCC Family. #1LOVE
— LBCC Football (@VGOH_1) September 26, 2018
Police said detectives are anticipating brining Jacobs’ case for filing consideration to the LA County District Attorney’s Office next week.