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Arrest made in Long Beach killing


A Long Beach man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday.

Ahmed Mahmoud, 41, was arrested Monday and booked on five counts:

  • Murder
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Illegal possession of ammunition
  • Evading arrest

According to the Long Beach Police Department, Mahmoud was the shooter who killed 30-year-old Long Beach resident Nelson Martinez Gonzalez in the 1600 block of Gaviota Avenue at 8:46 p.m. on Sunday.

Gonzalez was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body and was declared dead at a local hospital.

Police indicated they arrested a suspected shooter after a pursuit early Monday morning, but it is unclear if Mahmoud is that person, as jail records show he wasn’t arrested until that evening.

No motive for the attack was disclosed by police, but they believe the shooter approached on foot and interacted with the victim before the killing.

Mahmoud is being held at Men’s Central Jail in lieu of $3.1 million bail. No court date information was available as of Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detectives Sean Magee or Juan Carlos Reyes 562-570-7244.

Anonymous tips may be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting


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