Man shot to death in central Long Beach

Man shot to death in central Long Beach

There are 44 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from May 30, 2010, titled Man shot to death in central Long Beach. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A man was shot to death in central Long Beach today, police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1000 block of Cherry Avenue at 4:08 a.m. and found a man suffering from multiple gunshots wounds to the upper body, authorities said.

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DudeFromLBC

Long Beach, CA

#28 May 31, 2010
Hmmmm I bet you he was a MEXICANO!!
PatBryant

Los Angeles, CA

#29 May 31, 2010
Spike wrote:
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So the Mayor is some how responsible for this. Oh really. Are you suggesting that the Mayor establish a curfew that would be enforced by the PD? Maybe had the guy not been out at 4 AM he would not have found himself in the path of the bullet. But alas, for you it's all about blaming the local elected officials for EVERYTHING.
Absolutely Mayor Foster is Responsible. Foster is the person who WROTE and secured the Council votes of approval to reduce the number of police in Long Beach by over 100 sworn officers. It has been Foster who continues to claim Long Beach crime statistics indicate our city is safe. Try telling that to the family of the guy who got shot on Cherry Avenue or Melody Ross's family.

Our elected leaders are indeed responsible. It goes with the territory. They are the creators of policy and laws in our city. Our laws aren't being enforced and the policies are nothing but spin on how wonderful everything is. They are able to accomplish their goals thanks to people like you who constantly defend their lack of responsibility.
Jackie4LB

Los Angeles, CA

#30 May 31, 2010
Robert J G Jackson Sr wrote:
The real question here is just how long the citizens of Long Beach will tolerate all of this violence on their streets? Co-operate with the Police, report what you see. Too many totally innocent people are being gunned down in the street. A good example was the beautiful young honor student killed after a football game last fall. Tragic. Along with public co-operation, however, the police need to get off the dime. Surely they know who the gang members are, who the drug dealers, suppliers, and importers are. So chase them down, and run them in on whatever charges can be made. Make it very clear to them all that Long Beach is the wrong place for them to be. We do NOT have to live with this constant threat to public safety.
Co-operate with the police? Don't you know what's going on in Long Beach. Not only is there a war on crime, there is a war going on between the police and Mayor Foster and his Council supporters. The department's morale is at an all-time low. The police union is openly fighting Foster and Councilman DeLong. How do you expect any of this to improve crime fighting in our community. Isn't the real question how long citizens tolerate our Mayor and City Council doing nothing to improve this situation.
Police Pay

Ladera Ranch, CA

#31 May 31, 2010
When you refuse to give pay raises, when you cut police staffing, when you constantly pension reform over the officer's heads. A cop in Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach all make 10 to 15K more a year than LB Officers. I doubt they see a fraction of the violence and homicides LBPD officers see. A year in Long Beach is a 30 year career in those cities.
icouldusesomehel p

Downey, CA

#32 May 31, 2010
Police Pay wrote:
When you refuse to give pay raises, when you cut police staffing, when you constantly pension reform over the officer's heads. A cop in Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach all make 10 to 15K more a year than LB Officers. I doubt they see a fraction of the violence and homicides LBPD officers see. A year in Long Beach is a 30 year career in those cities.
Being a cop is easy.

Once everyone's dead, you show up and fill out some paperwork. Maybe look around later. It's not like they're CRIME STOPPERS or anything like that.

Toughest thing is getting in and out of those stretchy pants.
LB Res65

Long Beach, CA

#33 May 31, 2010
Spike wrote:
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So the Mayor is some how responsible for this. Oh really. Are you suggesting that the Mayor establish a curfew that would be enforced by the PD? Maybe had the guy not been out at 4 AM he would not have found himself in the path of the bullet. But alas, for you it's all about blaming the local elected officials for EVERYTHING.
The Mayor is always responsible for what occurs in the city he manages. Well he may not be a responsible person but the problems ride on his back...just like when he takes credit for something he had no hand in doing or never helped out...he is the Mayor so it comes with the good and bad.
Maybe more police or better neighborhood programs or getting the citizens involved with the police to report criminal and suspicious activity. Hey!! That's a thought
Bronzz

United States

#34 May 31, 2010
Where is the car wash going to be held?
Judge LL bean

Pasadena, CA

#35 Jun 1, 2010
Long Beach cold be considered as a safe city when compared to cities in the IE, East OC, Compton & its surroundings and a few in the Valley (Please add your favorite here).
Resident

Seal Beach, CA

#36 Jun 1, 2010
Police Pay wrote:
When you refuse to give pay raises, when you cut police staffing, when you constantly pension reform over the officer's heads. A cop in Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach all make 10 to 15K more a year than LB Officers. I doubt they see a fraction of the violence and homicides LBPD officers see. A year in Long Beach is a 30 year career in those cities.
Are you completely oblivious to the constraints of city budgets? All of the cities you name are much more affluent cities. If you are that unhappy here in Long Beach, you can always quit and transfer to another police force. Good luck!
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#38 Jun 1, 2010
Police Pay wrote:
When you refuse to give pay raises, when you cut police staffing, when you constantly pension reform over the officer's heads. A cop in Irvine, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach all make 10 to 15K more a year than LB Officers. I doubt they see a fraction of the violence and homicides LBPD officers see. A year in Long Beach is a 30 year career in those cities.
Police Pay.

So what are you saying? That East Division cops allow the thug people to loiter about on the sidewalks because they are engaged in a job action slowdown? If that is what you are saying, I must come to their defense. Whenever innocent residents of the surrounding neighborhoods get caught in the inevitable crossfire they ALWAYS assign a "higher priority" to their response in order to take the report.

Ronald
Easy Money

Cerritos, CA

#41 Jun 1, 2010
DudeFromLBC wrote:
Hmmmm I bet you he was a MEXICANO!!
Ryan Helm, a 36-year-old WHITE male, died Sunday, May 30, after being shot in Long Beach, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.
Man on Fire

Hacienda Heights, CA

#42 Jun 1, 2010
Robert J G Jackson Sr wrote:
The real question here is just how long the citizens of Long Beach will tolerate all of this violence on their streets? Co-operate with the Police, report what you see. Too many totally innocent people are being gunned down in the street. A good example was the beautiful young honor student killed after a football game last fall. Tragic. Along with public co-operation, however, the police need to get off the dime. Surely they know who the gang members are, who the drug dealers, suppliers, and importers are. So chase them down, and run them in on whatever charges can be made. Make it very clear to them all that Long Beach is the wrong place for them to be. We do NOT have to live with this constant threat to public safety.
Agree, to many innocent people are being gunned down or seriously hurt. The police, what can they do to gang members? One of their Long Beach Police Officers was killed by a local street gang Barrio Pobre. They should have been chase and run down so there was no evidence of their existance in the city. But that is not the case they are still here putting up their gang graffiti and committing crimes in the community. If that was not enough to chase and run a gang down, what is I ask? Of course all within the law. We do not want another LAPD Perez or do we. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire!
La Vegas

Hacienda Heights, CA

#43 Jun 1, 2010
DudeFromLBC wrote:
Hmmmm I bet you he was a MEXICANO!!
Hmmmm, no dude. He was white. How much was your bet? You loss!
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#44 Jun 1, 2010
Man on Fire wrote:
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Agree, to many innocent people are being gunned down or seriously hurt. The police, what can they do to gang members? One of their Long Beach Police Officers was killed by a local street gang Barrio Pobre. They should have been chase and run down so there was no evidence of their existance in the city. But that is not the case they are still here putting up their gang graffiti and committing crimes in the community. If that was not enough to chase and run a gang down, what is I ask? Of course all within the law. We do not want another LAPD Perez or do we. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire!
Man on Fire.

Most of us who live in parts of town targeted by the politicians to be just more violent Thug infested Ghettos would agree. Before the politicians politicized the cops, they were more than willing to go after the Thug people in order to keep the carnage directed at ordinary hard working Latino, Asian, and White taxpayers to a minimum.

An example is driving while Thug. Driving (or walking) while Thug may not technically be a crime. When the cops worked for the taxpayers instead of for the politicians and the Government judges, though, the cops did not fear harassing the Thug people. It was effective then. It could be just as effective now.

Ronald
swampers

Auburn, WA

#46 Jun 3, 2010
I am shocked at the cold comments, do you people not know empathy/sympathy for others, and most of all love for another being of this world. Ryan was a man; someone’s child, brother, father, friend etc. As tears are being cried some of you are judging and leave hateful words... Do not judge for you know nothing of this man, who he is, where he was going or who he had saved in his short life. Shame; shame on you for all your judgment of the unknowing....RIP RYAN our paths only crossed a few times, but it was an honor to have met you.
Joel

Long Beach, CA

#47 Jun 3, 2010
Surprised wrote:
Leave these thugs be. They kill each other, saves us all money and trouble. Just wash them to the LA river out to the poluted breakwater harbor. A proper burial this would be. Give the killer a $100 Target gift card for his efforts.
Go to hell, Ryan Helm was a good person, and my good friend. I hope you drown in the L.A. river punk.
Joel

Long Beach, CA

#48 Jun 3, 2010
Ryan Helm was a good person, he will be missed, whoever shot him is a weak little bitch, R.I.P. Ryan.
PRETTY IN PINK

Covina, CA

#49 Jun 4, 2010
White man he was... Someone I am proud to say I know. I man that was so easy going... Crazy! U will never be forgotten Ryan!
sad

Torrance, CA

#50 Jun 4, 2010
RIP Ryan, We werent the best of friends but he was a good person and lets just keep it at that. My god people someone lost there loved one... leave it be. Some people are so tacky
kristen

Los Angeles, CA

#51 Jul 25, 2010
Joel wrote:
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Go to hell, Ryan Helm was a good person, and my good friend. I hope you drown in the L.A. river punk.
i second that !!!!!!!!!!

(hi joel !)

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